Pole vault queen Isinbayeva aims to make Russian anti-doping system best in worldSport December 08, 15:17
Lavrov regrets Obama administration continues unfriendly steps against RussiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 14:48
Putin: New Customs Code of EAEU scheduled for approval on December 26Business & Economy December 08, 14:46
Russian team’s priority is to maintain leading positions at 2018 Winter OlympicsSport December 08, 14:43
Official says early presidential election in Russia 'technically impossible'Russian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 14:37
Gazprom signs contract for construction of first line of Turkish Stream’s offshore segmentBusiness & Economy December 08, 14:28
Putin surprised human rights activists pay little attention to Russian hospital's bombingRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 14:24
Diplomat says confrontation and self-isolation not Russia’s path on world stageRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 14:11
Russian top diplomat says time to stop sabotaging Minsk agreementsRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 13:57
WARSAW, December 10. /TASS/. Polish authorities refused Russian correspondent Leonid Sviridov an opportunity to study materials of the case launched to deprive him of residence permit, a spokesperson for the governor of the Masovian Voivodeship said on Wednesday.
The Polish Foreign Ministry revoked the accreditation from the Russian state-run news agency's journalist working in Warsaw on October 24 upon a request from the Polish Internal Security Agency.
The request, which stipulated reasons for the revocation of the correspondent’s accreditation and his residence permit, was classified.
Sviridov, a correspondent of the Rossiya Segodnya news agency (formerly known as RIA Novosti), appealed the decision, but his appeal was rejected.
“The decision remained in force. There are legal grounds for it,” the spokesperson said. “However, it can be appealed at the administrative court of the (Masovian) Voivodeship.”
The Polish Foreign Ministry earlier refused to comment whether Sviridov’s accreditation revocation was linked to a spy scandal that broke out in Poland two months ago.
On October 15, a high-ranking Polish 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.
Polish Deputy Prime Minister Janusz Piechocinski said last week that Poland could deport Russian diplomats following the scandal.