Ukrainian consul still banned from visiting Sushchenko, - Foreign Ministry
15:35, 4 October 2016

Ukrainian consul still banned from visiting Sushchenko, - Foreign Ministry

The Ukrainian authority sent their Russian counterparts diplomatic note but received no answer so far

15:35, 4 October 2016

‘On October 2, as soon as we learned about Susuchenko’s detention, our consulate division sent a letter urging to organize the meeting for Sushchenko and the Ukrainian consul in Russia. On October 3, the consul personally handed the note to the FSB, Russian federal security service. The same day, our Embassy in Russia sent the respective note to the Russian Foreign Ministry’. Maryana Betsa, the spokeswoman for Ukraine’s foreign ministry, said this as quoted by Ukrainska Pravda outlet.

The Foreign Ministry demands that Russia let Ukrainian consul visit the detained citizen Sushchenko, Betsa added.

As it was reported earlier, Lefortovsky court in Moscow arrested Ukrainian reporter Roman Sushchenko for two months under charges of ‘espionage’ on October 1, according to Ekaterina Krasnova, the court’s press secretary. 

The parliamentary speaker Andriy Parubiy said on Monday that the Verkhovna Rada is to turn to the PACE and the OSCE on Tuesday, asking them to assess the illegal detention of Ukrainian reporter Roman Sushchenko.

The world's largest organization of media professionals International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its subsidiaries in Europe (EFJ) have also urged the Russian Federation to release Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko.

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