A REPORT today claimed that a journalist tied to the Arctic Sea affair has fled Russia because of threats – but that account could be a hoax, Fairplay has been told.I'm sure there will be more later.
The Moscow Times reported that Sovfrakht Maritime Bulletin journalist Mikhail Voitenko had been threatened over his coverage of the ship’s disappearance.
But Sovfrakht spokeswoman Anastasia Plovskaya told Fairplay that Voitenko is in Turkey on business; she said she had spoken to him today, and he denied comments attributed to him by the Times.
Voitenko did not respond today to telephone and email ...
UPDATE: More confusion here.
Can a book deal be in Voitenko's mind? It's a better story if he was chased out of Russia . . .
Or maybe this is all as he says.