Russia voices opposition over Polish decision to deport ‘spy’
PR dla Zagranicy
The Kremlin has said that Poland’s decision to deport an alleged Russian “spy” is “outrageous”.
The Russian Foreign Ministry expressed outrage at the conduct of the Polish authorities towards a Russian journalist based in Warsaw, Leonid Sviridov.
Earlier, the RIA-Novosti news agency said that Sviridov, a correspondent for the MAI agency, was ordered to leave Poland.
“We hope that the Polish court fairly and objectively evaluates this matter, accedes to the request of Leonid Sviridov for the annulment of that decision, defends his good name against unfounded suspicions and accusations, as well as allows him to continue working unhindered,” the TASS agency quoted the spokesperson for the Russian Ministry, Maria Zakharova, as saying.
The hearing for revocation of the right to stay in Poland was held at the Department for Foreigners of the Mazovian Province in the Polish capital Warsaw on Thursday, a Russian news service said.
In November 2014, Sviridov insisted he was not a spy, and claimed he has no ties with his country's secret services and is calling for documents in the investigation to be declassified. (rg/rk)
Source: PAP, IAR