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“We believe the actions of Warsaw as a result of which Rossiya Segodnya international news agency stringer in Poland Sviridov, who had worked in the country for many years, was stripped of accreditation, are defiant,” the ministry said.
“Without explanation of the reasons, the procedure to annul his residence permit in Poland was started too,” it said.
“This unmotivated step by the Polish authorities violates one of the basic principles of a democratic society, whose advocate Warsaw positions itself as, namely, freedom of speech. We are expecting explanations from the Polish side and reserve the right to a response reaction,” the ministry’s statement said.
The Polish Foreign Ministry revoked the accreditation from Sviridov on October 24. Later it turned out that the accreditation withdrawal occurred on a request from Poland’s Internal Security Agency (ABW).
“ABW filed a request on the case. It was of a confidential nature and we can’t distribute any information on the issue,” an ABW spokesman said.
On October 15, a high-ranking Polish armed forces officer and a lawyer holding Russian-Polish citizenship were detained on charges of spying for a foreign nation.
Marek Biernacki, a member of the parliamentary intelligence committee, said that the detainees were “Russia's agents”.