top of page

US urges Americans living in Russia to leave the country "immediately"

US State Department Secretary Antony Blinken on Thursday requested that Americans living in Russia leave the country "immediately", after the reporter was arrested in Moscow.


US urges Americans living in Russia to leave the country "immediately"
Wall Street Journal (WSJ) Evann Gershkovich was arrested in Russia

Taking to Twitter, Blinken said, "We are deeply concerned over Russia's announcement it has detained a U.S. citizen journalist. The @StateDept's highest priority is the safety and security of U.S. citizens abroad. If you are a U.S. citizen living or traveling in Russia - please leave immediately."


These remarks came after an American reporter for Wall Street Journal (WSJ) Evann

Gershkovich was arrested in Russia on espionage charges, according to Al-Jazeera.



In a statement, Blinken said, "We are deeply concerned over Russia's widely-reported

detention of a U.S. citizen journalist. We are in contact with the Wall Street Journal on

this situation. Whenever a U.S. citizen is detained abroad, we immediately seek consular access, and seek to provide all appropriate support."


"In the strongest possible terms, we condemn the Kremlin's continued attempts to

intimidate, repress, and punish journalists and civil society voices," the statement added.


Meanwhile, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre also expressed concern

over the arrest of Evan Gershkovich in Russia. She also stated that last night, White

House and State Department Officials spoke with Gershkovich's employer, the Wall Street Journal.



"The Administration has also been in contact with his family. Furthermore, the State

Department has been in direct touch with the Russian government on this matter,

including actively working to secure consular access to Gershkovich," the press secretary said in a tweet.


"The targeting of American citizens by the Russian government is unacceptable. We

condemn the detention of Gershkovich in the strongest terms. We also condemn

the Russian government's continued targeting and repression of journalists and freedom of the press," she added.


She also stated that the US government should heed the warning to not travel to Russia.



US citizens residing or traveling WSJ in a statement said, "The Wall Street Journal is deeply concerned for the safety of Gershkovich."


The Federal Security Service (FSB), a top KGB successor agency, said that the WSJ

the reporter was detained from the Ural Mountains city of Yekaterinburg while he allegedly tried to obtain classified information.


In a statement, the FSB said, "Gershkovich acting on the instructions of the American

side collected information constituting a state secret about the activities of one of the

enterprises of the Russian military-industrial complex", read a WSJ report.


The FSB has also alleged that Gershkovich "was collecting classified information about the activities of one of the enterprises of the Russian military-industrial complex that constitutes a state secret", according to Al-Jazeera.



The local media stated that he was covering the war in Ukraine and the Wagner

the mercenary group before getting detained.


The mention of the date of arrest was not there in its statement, however, Gershkovich could be imprisoned for about 20 years if he gets convicted of espionage.


Ever since the Cold War, he is the first journalist from an American news organization to be detained in Russia on suspicion of espionage, and his detention comes at a time of intense international concern due to the conflict in Ukraine, according to Al-Jazeera.


Gershkovich covers Russia and Ukraine and was duly accredited as a journalist as a

correspondent for the Wall Street Journal's Moscow office.


His most recent assessment, which was released last week, concentrated on the

stagnation of the Russian economy in the face of Western sanctions.


The Wall Street Journal hired Gershkovich, 31, who was formerly employed by AFP in

Moscow. Before, he worked as a reporter for The Moscow Times, according to his bio in Wall Street Journal.


Read more in the below link-

24 views0 comments

コメント


Planner 5D- Interior design app

Planner 5D- Interior design app

Flipkart Online Shopping App

Flipkart Online Shopping App

World population to reach 8 billion this year, as the growth rate slows

July 12, 2022 at 6:57:56 AM

15 November 2022 is predicted to be the day that the global population reaches eight billion. The projection is revealed in the UN’s World Population Prospects 2022 report, which also shows that India is on course to surpass China as the world’s most populous country in 2023.

World population to reach 8 billion this year, as the growth rate slows

WHO: Nearly one billion people have a mental disorder

June 22, 2022 at 7:20:50 AM

Nearly one billion people worldwide suffer from some form of mental disorder, according to the latest UN data – a staggering figure that is even more worrying if you consider that it includes around one in seven teenagers.

WHO: Nearly one billion people have a mental disorder

What can the UN do? Check the top 5 questions answered

April 6, 2022 at 10:51:48 AM

The current war in Ukraine, following the Russian invasion, has sparked all sorts of questions about the United Nations, particularly the role of the Security Council, the General Assembly and the Secretary-General.

What can the UN do? Check the top 5 questions answered

Ukraine: UN’s Guterres joins call for Bucha war crimes probe

April 6, 2022 at 8:22:29 AM

UN chief António Guterres on Tuesday added his voice to the growing international calls for a war crimes investigation into the killing of civilians in the Ukrainian town of Bucha.

Ukraine: UN’s Guterres joins call for Bucha war crimes probe

Recent terrorist attacks in Israel undermine ‘prospects for peace’: Guterres

March 31, 2022 at 8:29:57 AM

Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday night condemned recent terrorist attacks in Israel that have claimed the lives of at least 11 Israeli citizens.

Recent terrorist attacks in Israel undermine ‘prospects for peace’: Guterres

China's BYD ceases to produce gasoline-powered vehicles

4/4/22, 7:00 AM

Chinese auto manufacturer BYD announced Sunday that it has already ceased the production of traditional gasoline-powered vehicles starting from March.

China's BYD ceases to produce gasoline-powered vehicles

Performance-oriented all-new ŠKODA SLAVIA 1.5 TSI Launched creates a segment of its own

3/27/22, 10:42 AM

All new ŠKODA SLAVIA 1.5 TSI starts at ₹ 16.19 lacs

Performance-oriented all-new ŠKODA SLAVIA 1.5 TSI Launched creates a segment of its own

CARS24 Raises $450 Million, Nearly Doubles Its Valuation To $1.84 Billion

9/25/21, 6:16 AM

CARS24, India’s leading e-commerce platform for pre-owned vehicles, announced today the closing of a $450M round of funding including a $340M Series F equity round alongside $110M debt from diversified financial institutions.

CARS24 Raises $450 Million, Nearly Doubles Its Valuation To $1.84 Billion

Tata Motors launches the ‘XPRES’ brand for fleet customers

7/18/21, 6:13 PM

Tata Motors, one of India’s leading automobile manufacturers, today announced the launch of a new brand ‘XPRES,’ exclusively for fleet customers.

Tata Motors launches the ‘XPRES’ brand for fleet customers

Audi India announces curated ownership plans for Audi e-tron and Audi e-tron Sportback customers

7/18/21, 5:56 PM

Special Service Plans, Extended Warranty and Buyback for a hassle-free ownership experience

Audi India announces curated ownership plans for Audi e-tron and Audi e-tron Sportback customers

TikTok hits 1 billion global active users

9/28/21, 8:56 AM

TikTok mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy.

TikTok hits 1 billion global active users

FACT CHECK: Crypto is increasingly being used for criminal activity and is a haven for illicit finance

6/23/21, 6:11 AM

Because cryptocurrency is still new, we are often asked about the biggest myths surrounding it. It’s common for a new market or product to confuse people until they get familiar with it. Think about Airbnb: the idea of staying in a stranger’s home seemed crazy until it didn’t.

FACT CHECK: Crypto is increasingly being used for criminal activity and is a haven for illicit finance

PUBG: NEW STATE surpasses 17 Million Google play store PRE-REGISTRATIONS following its recent ALPHA TEST

6/19/21, 4:40 AM

KRAFTON, Inc. to open pre-registration for the game on Apple’s App Store in Q3 2021

PUBG: NEW STATE surpasses 17 Million Google play store PRE-REGISTRATIONS following its recent ALPHA TEST
bottom of page