In Sochi detained a group of American television journalists

The cottages, built in the framework of preparation for Winter Olympic games 2014, Sochi

In the border district of Sochi detained three journalists from the United States. It is reported TASS citing a source in law enforcement bodies.

According to the interlocutor of the Agency, they were detained by the border guard service of the FSB. Together with them was also detained one Russian.

The edition “Caucasian knot” said that along with foreign journalists was detained the editor-in-chief of the website “Blogsochi” Alexander Shafts. The detention took place in the village of Veseloe – Psou”.

As told the publication of the Shafts, on Friday afternoon, June 3, in “Merry – Psou”, where he arrived together with foreign TV journalists and their interpreter approached the security forces in uniforms without identification marks and without any explanations asked to sit in the car. According to him, now detainees are in the building of the border Department in the post “Veseloye – Psou”.

Duty officer of border management of FSB across Krasnodar territory confirmed to the publication that the administration detained several people, among them a Russian citizen Alexander Shafts and citizens of the United States. According to him, they are charged with “violation of the border regime in the border zone”.

According to Life, it is about the crew of the American TV channel HBO, which arrived in Sochi to shoot a story about empty apartment houses, built for the 2014 Olympics.

The “Caucasian knot” reports that the residents of Sochi, in 2011 complained about the derelict state and the misuse of the houses in the village Veseloe-Psou”, built in 2010 for the Olympics-2014. In 2015 the houses were transferred to the balance of the city. May 30 in the city hall signed an opinion on the “Olympic” houses, which has not signed the part of members of the Commission engaged in consideration of complaints about the situation in the village. The report States that the validity of the sale of houses in the village. June 2 in the village of Veseloe – Psou” the sale has taken place 11 the cottages, reported the press-service of administration of Sochi.