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Russian journalist detained in Cyprus has left island -state media

Published October 07,2023


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A Russian journalist detained in Cyprus for allegedly being a risk to nationwide safety has left the island, Cypriot media mentioned on Saturday.

The journalist’s detention on Thursday in Nicosia sparked a uncommon disaster in relations between Russia and Cyprus, with the Cypriot ambassador summoned to the overseas ministry in Moscow for a proof.

Russian news retailers have recognized the journalist as Alexander Gasyuk, who labored in Cyprus for state-run newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta. He was quoted as telling TASS that he was manhandled by Cypriot police and that he was informed his residence allow was being revoked as a result of he was allegedly a safety risk.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry mentioned any suggestion of inappropriate actions by the journalist have been “absolutely far-fetched”.

Cypriot state broadcaster CyBC reported that Gasyuk had left Cyprus late Friday. His household had additionally left, it reported.

Cyprus has been tight lipped over the incident, apart from to say authorities have been taking all applicable measures to guard nationwide safety. A overseas ministry spokesperson declined additional remark when approached by Reuters on Saturday.

It was unclear how lengthy Gasyuk labored in Cyprus.

Based on his most up-to-date dispatches, he coated an independence day parade in Nicosia on Oct 1 which targeted on Russian-made tanks being on show, celebrations by a variety of Russians residing in Cyprus of annexation of territories in Ukraine and an interview with Russia’s ambassador to the island.

Cyprus and Russia have shut cultural and business hyperlinks, however these have cooled considerably because the struggle in Ukraine. Nicosia has adopted its EU companions in imposing wide-ranging sanctions on Moscow.

Source: www.anews.com.tr

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