Journalists from Russia's REN-TV company, who were released in Qatar the other day, still hope to become accredited in that Arab emirate on the Persian Gulf's western coast.
With this in mind, Dmitry Shtokolov, a correspondent for the "24" program, and cameraman Maxim Yevdokimov are to visit the Qatar foreign-press agency.
Both Shtokolov and Yevdokimov were detained by Qatar police April 12 because they lacked official accreditation documents. The two men were subsequently released in the evening of that same day.
The REN-TV film crew, which arrived in Qatar, plans to cover a trial involving two Russian citizens, who are charged with complicity in the assassination of former Chechen separatists' leader Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation put the head of the contractor company of Russia's space corporation Roskosmos, Sergei Slastikhin, on international wanted list
"Washington operators of the sanctions machine ought to get acquainted with the history of Russia, to stop the unnecessary fussing," spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said