Investigators have charged Ivan Gershkovich, a journalist from The Wall Street Journal’s Moscow bureau, with espionage, the Ukrainianform portal reported Friday, based on Russian media reports. “The journalist should be charged with Article 276 of the Russian Criminal Code (espionage),” Ukrinform wrote.
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Journalist Ivan Gershkovich became famous when he was arrested and charged during a trip to Yekaterinburg.
Ivan Gershkovich was detained in Yekaterinburg at the end of March. Russian Federal Security Service reported He suspects a reporter from The Wall Street Journal of spying.
U.S. officials and leading U.S. media outlets, including Bloomberg, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Politico — as well as more than 30 media leaders from various countries and dozens of independent Russian journalists — have called for Gershkovich’s release. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed this with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
Who is Evin Gershkovich?
Kershkovich, 31, a Russian-born American citizen, was detained in Yekaterinburg in the Urals in late March and formally arrested and taken into custody on Thursday. Accused of spying for the US.
The last American journalist to be officially accused of espionage by authorities in Moscow was Nicholas Daniloff in 1986; This incident took place at the end of the Cold War.
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