FSB detains Wall Street Journal reporter on suspicion of espionage

30.03.2023, Yekaterinburg.

The reason for the detention of The Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich is suspicion of espionage, RIA Novosti wrote on March 30, citing the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB).

US citizen Evan Gershkovich, born in 1991, a correspondent for the Moscow bureau of The Wall Street Journal, was detained in Yekaterinburg “while attempting to obtain classified information.”

According to the FSB, Gershkovich was trying to obtain classified information concerning “one of the enterprises of the Russian military-industrial complex.”

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency