WSJ journalist detained in Russia, accused of "espionage"
Journalist Evan Gershkovich was detained in Yekaterinburg by the FSB.
This was reported by Russian propaganda media.
The Wall Street Journal journalist Evan Gershkovich has been detained by the Federal Security Service in Yekaterinburg. The FSB has already announced:
He was collecting information about a Russian military-industrial complex enterprise that constitutes state secrets, at the behest of the US.
It is reported that in addition to Yekaterinburg, Gershkovich also visited Nizhny Tagil. The defence enterprise Uralvagonzavod is located there. The journalist wrote a piece about the Russians' attitude towards the Wagner PMC.
Wall Street Journal denies the charges against the detainee and demands his immediate release
Evan Gershkovich has lived in Moscow for about six years. He has covered events in Russia and Ukraine for the American newspaper The Wall Street Journal. He has also worked for Agence France-Presse, The Moscow Times and The New York Times.
Artur Zayonts specialises in news from the frontline. A historian by education, Arthur has always sought to bring depth and context to his journalistic work.