Mark Feygin, the lawyer who protects illegally detained in Moscow Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko told about the campaign of Russian Kremlin against his client.
This information he transmitted to Ukrinform correspondent.
"Now is clear visible an anti campaign of the Kremlin against Roman Sushchenko. It is now continuing in Russia, in the West - this is understandable, as usual, although there are some bad details. But I’m especially concerned about the situation with it in Ukraine", - said Feygin.
According to him, "the main threat is not even the provocative statements of the opposition bloc, who are applying the presumption of innocence not to their countryman but to Russian FSB. It’s worrying how in general quickly, virally is spreading, including in Ukraine, the Kremlin's message "No, it’s a dark case, there's something wrong ...".
"However, the FSB investigation does not provide any evidence against my client. Emphasis is placed on the information field. But, unfortunately, it brings some negative results for us," - said the lawyer.
In Russia, he said, special attention is paid to the spread of messages through loyal agents of influence in the human rights environment, "sitting on the Kremlin grants."
"So we would have the big hard work, not only in the legal area, but in the information field. The government of Russia currently set clear task to achieve from the public in the "case of Sushchenko", if not support, then at least neutrality. We are required to turn over the situation and not let them win on this issue ", - concluded Feygin.
Mark Feygin, lawyer
As you know, the Paris correspondent of the agency "Ukrinform" Roman Sushchenko, who came to Russia on private business, was arrested in Moscow, where he was also accused of espionage.
The Russian FSB stated that Sushchenko is an employee of Chief Directorate of Intelligence of Ukrainian Defense Ministry. In turn, the Directorate of Intelligence called this information about Sushchenko “spying” a fake.
In "Ukrinform" stated that all accusations of "espionage" regarding to Roman Sushchenko, to the journalist with many years of impeccable professional reputation, accredited in one of the most influential EU countries, which is also a member of "Normandy format" can be regarded only as another provocative and illegal act from the Russian side to Ukrainian citizens.
The agency emphasized that Roman was detained in Moscow on the day of arrival. Russia, violating all international rules, did not inform about his detention neither Ukrainian consulate nor his relatives. Ukrainian society became aware on the detention of journalist from the reports of Russian mass media.
On Monday it was reported that Lefortovo court of Moscow on October 2, arrested Roman Sushchenko for 2 months.
Now Ukraine demands the immediate release of detained in Russia Ukrainian journalists and also wants to see the appropriate response from the OSCE, Council of Europe and other structures.
With demand to release Sushchenko spoke a number of international institutions, including Reporters Without Borders and the OSCE Representative on Freedom of Speech Dunja Mijatovic.