White House no longer trusts spying allegations against Gershkovich Russian News FR

White House denounces spying allegations against journalist Evan Hershkowitz

White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre said: UNITED STATES have no reason to trust the accusations of espionage that are presented in Russia American journalist for the Wall Street Journal Evan Gershkovich. His words lead RIA News.

“The espionage charges are incredibly ridiculous,” she pointed out. According to her, at the moment the United States has not classified Gershkovich as “wrongfully detained”, since such decisions are made by State Department following a special procedure.

Jean-Pierre also reported that the arrest of the journalist to the President of the United States Joe Biden reported during the daily morning briefing.

On March 30, Evan Gershkovich was held V Yekaterinburg. He is suspected of having collected information constituting a state secret, namely elements relating to Russian defense industry companies. A criminal case has been opened against Gershkovich under Article 276 of the Russian Criminal Code (“Espionage”). Later, the Lefortovo court Moscow arrested the journalist until May 29 and placed him in SIZO “Lefortovo”.

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