The detention of the adviser of the head of “Roskosmos” Ivan Safronov not connected with his journalistic activities. This was stated by the speaker of the Kremlin Dmitry Peskov said in comments to journalists, writes “Medusa”.
He recalled that, working in journalism, Safronov had covered the work of the government and worked in the presidential pool.
“And really, we all know his materials, they are distinguished by deep expertise and so on and so forth. We know that in recent months, Ivan has ceased to work as a journalist and moved on to another job. But, unfortunately, such accusations voiced. We know that our counterintelligence work a lot, worries a lot, and they perform very efficiently,” – said Peskov.
Answering the question whether Russian President’s administration to take matters Safronova under control, Peskov said that this is not necessary.
“Ivan will be able to defend themselves, to be protected. In this case, there is no need for special control,” – said Peskov.
About the detention Safronova became known today. “Roskosmos” reported that the detention counselor is not for ongoing work in the Corporation. The FSB of Russia stated that Safronov was working on “one of the secret services of NATO.”
Safronov was appointed Advisor to the General Director “Rosatom” Dmitry Rogozin in may 2020. In a new place Safronov had to deal with the alignment of information policy “Roskosmos” and the members of the state Corporation enterprises.
In my last job, the journalist had been covering the activities of military and military-technical cooperation, issues of the military-industrial complex and space industry.
The Agency RBC writes that of the “Kommersant” Safronov left after the scandal with the article about the possible resignation of the head of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko. In the Scenarios material called untrue.