Today: Tuesday, 23 April 2024 year

After the arrest of the WSJ journalist, the Poles were again advised to leave Russia.

After the arrest of the WSJ journalist, the Poles were again advised to leave Russia.

The Polish Foreign Ministry “updated” the recommendation to Polish residents to refuse to travel to Russia, and those who are there to leave its territory, backing this up with data on the arrest in the Russian Federation of Wall Street Journal correspondent Evan Gershkovich suspected of spying on the United States.

“This is especially important in the context of information about the arrest of Evan Hershkovich,” Lukasz Jasina, spokesman for the Polish Foreign Ministry, wrote on Twitter.


Under this entry, he posted a statement from the Polish Foreign Ministry, which says that in connection with the situation in Ukraine, “the Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends not to make any trips to the Russian Federation.” Those citizens of Poland who are on the territory of Russia are advised to “leave its territory by commercial and private means.


On Thursday, the Russian FSB announced that Gershkovich, a correspondent for the WSJ’s Moscow bureau, had been detained in Yekaterinburg on suspicion of spying for the US government. According to the Russian intelligence service, the American collected information constituting a state secret “on the activities of one of the enterprises of the Russian military-industrial complex.” The Lefortovo Court of Moscow arrested him for two months.

The WSJ denied the accusations against the journalist and demanded his immediate release. Secretary General of the Council of Europe Maria Pejcinovic-Buric, head of EU diplomacy Josep Borrell and UN Secretary General António Guterres condemned the arrest of Gershkovich. The Foreign Offices of Britain and France also condemned.