Detention of Darya Aslamova is a provocation with absurd accusations

The Russian Embassy in Serbia reported that Daria Aslamova, a correspondent for the newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda, is safe in the central part of the country. Earlier, the authorities of Kosovo detained a Russian woman on the border of the unrecognized republic, accusing her of espionage.

“Aslamova was held and interrogated for several hours, forbidding the use of a mobile phone and taking away all personal belongings for a search,” Russian diplomats told RIA Novosti.

The grounds for the detention of the KP special correspondent were far-fetched and absurd, the Russian diplomatic mission is sure. The UN Mission for Interim Administration in Kosovo and the UN Secretariat have been informed of the incident.

Russian diplomats consider the detention of Darya Aslamova “another provocation” of the Kosovars. Basic democratic principles, including freedom of the media, are ignored in Pristina.

The head of the Union of Journalists of Russia, Vladimir Solovyov, said that “the territory of Kosovo is dangerous for Russians, for Russian journalists.” Solovyov recalled that during another aggravation of the situation on the border of Serbia and Kosovo, the operator of Izvestia was detained. He was also accused of espionage.

“You need to have special documents if a person decides to go there. At the very least, you need to have, perhaps, a Schengen visa, because if a person moves from the territory of Serbia without the permission of the Kosovo authorities, this can cause a number of troubles,” Solovyov explained.

In turn, Vladimir Sungorkin, editor-in-chief of the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper, said that Darya Aslamova would continue to work in Serbia.

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