Russia arrests Wall Street Journal reporter, accuses him of espionage
Russia's security service, the FSB, said on Thursday it had arrested a journalist from the US media outlet The Wall Street Journal.
The journalist, Evan Gershkovich, was arrested in Yekaterinburg on charges of espionage, the FSB said in a statement on Thursday.
The FSB alleged that Gershkovich was collecting information that constituted a state secret about the activities of one of the enterprises of Russia's military-industrial complex.
The Wall Street Journal has denied the allegations made by the Russian security service.
"The Wall Street Journal strongly denies the allegations by the FSB and demands the immediate release of our trusted and dedicated reporter, Evan Gershkovich. We stand in solidarity with Evan and his family," the Wall Street Journal said in a statement released to the media.