Hristo Grozev forced to leave Austria, the Russian services threatened him
Bulgarian investigative journalist Hristo Grozev was forced to leave Austria, where he has lived for nearly 20 years. According to the Viennese newspaper “Falter”, he is threatened by the Russian security services.
“I suspect there are more Russian agents in Vienna than police,” Grozev said.
The journalist planned to return to Vienna after a trip to the US, but was warned by acquaintances that he could be in danger if he returned.
Hristo Grozev, 53, was involved in some of the high-profile investigations, such as the poisoning of Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury in 2018. He also investigated the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.
We remind you that in December the journalist was declared a federal wanted man in Russia.
In July, Russia’s FSB investigative service said Hristo Grozev was involved in a Ukrainian military intelligence operation to hijack military aircraft from Russia.
“They consider me a criminal, but I can’t defend myself because I don’t know what I’m accused of. And they obviously want me to understand that they know exactly where I live,” says Grozev in the interview for “Falter”.
Grozev denies all the charges against him and accuses Russian services of falsifying evidence to support his claims.