Court postpones session on RIA News Ukraine CEO case up to May 7

Source : 112 Ukraine

Kyrylo Vyshynsky was not transferred to the court
18:00, 2 May 2019

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Podilsky District Court of Kyiv will continue the hearing of the case of Kyrylo Vyshynsky, the CEO of RIA News Ukraine on May 7 at 5 p.m. Today’s session did not take place as Vyshynsky was not transferred to the courtroom, as Interfax-Ukraine reported.

The court tried to establish the connection with a suspect in the video conference regime; however, the connection was not of high quality for the proper court session.

Vyshynsky reported that he does not hear the court well and said that he does not want to participate in the session in such format.

Related: Russian ombudsman expects Zelensky to terminate case against RIA News Ukraine CEO

The court added that on April 25, it filed the application for the transfer but “because of the remand center and escort service, the transfer did not take place.” Besides, the proper service did not inform the court about the reasons for it.

Due to it, the judging panel agreed to postpone the hearing and appointed the next session on May 7 at 5 p.m. obliging to transfer Vyshynsky to the court session.

According to Vyshynsky’s lawyer Andriy Domansky, the end of the delivering of the verdict had to take place on May 2.

Related: RIA News Head Vyshynsky transferred to Lykyanivska prison, - lawyer

On May 15, 2018,  Ukraine's Security Service (SBU) considered the detention of the head of RIA News Ukraine agency’s office.

Kremlin has already responded to the incident and called the actions of the SBU outrageous. Besides, Russia promised to assume reciprocal measures. Then, the state sent a protest note over searches at the media office.

The actions of Vyshynsky were preliminarily qualified as the state treason. The same day the SBU reported that Kyrylo Vyshynsky was officially suspected of state treason.

Related: Release of RIA News CEO Vyshynsky not to be discussed, - Russia’s Presidential Secretary

As it was reported, the former RIA News Head Kyrylo Vyshynsky was transferred to Kyiv to the Lukyanivska prison


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