The headquarters of the FSB in Moscow (file photo)
A reporter for The Wall Street Journal has been detained in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg on charges of espionage, Russia's FSB security service said on March 30. Journalist Evan Gershkovich had been in Yekaterinburg for several weeks, reporting about the attitude of Russians toward the Ukraine war and on the Wagner mercenary group. The FSB claimed that, on instructions from the United States, Gershkovich "was collecting information about one of the enterprises of the Russian military-industrial complex, which constitutes a state secret." An espionage case has been initiated against Gershkovich, the FSB said in a statement. To read the original story by Current Time, click here .