The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic does not comment on the proposed work of the adviser of the head of “Roscosmos”, the ex-journalist of the Russian newspaper “Kommersant” and “Vedomosti” of Ivan Safronov on the Czech intelligence services. It was declared to Agency “Interfax” the Ministry speaker Zuzana Stihova.
It noted that the foreign Ministry has “no comment on the matter”. Stihova added that this question should be addressed to the intelligence services of the Czech Republic.
About the arrest of 30-year-old Safronov became known on the morning of 7 July. In the Russian FSB accused person to “one of the secret services of NATO”.
According to investigators, Safronov in 2017, five years after recruitment, “through the Internet gave intelligence of the Czech Republic classified information on military cooperation of Russia with the middle East and African countries.” Exploration of the Czech Republic, according to the prosecution, acted under the leadership of the United States.
In the evening the Lefortovo court of Moscow arrested Safronova until September 6. Protection intends to appeal against the measure of restraint.
Safronov believes that he is being persecuted for his journalistic activities.