Ukrainian consul plans to meet Sushchenko in late July

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukrainian consul in Moscow will meet political prisoner Roman Sushchenko detained in Russian prison “Lefortovo”
11:02, 24 July 2018

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Ukrainian consul in Moscow Hennady Breskalenko can visit Ukrainian journalist and political prisoner Roman Sushchenko detained in Russian prison “Lefortovo” at the end of this month. Lawyer Mark Feygin claimed this as UNN reported.

“Breskalenko (plans, - to meet Roman. At the end of July,” the lawyer said.

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As we reported earlier, Lyudmyla Denisova, Ukraine’s Commissioner for Human Rights, was not allowed to visit Roman Sushchenko, a Ukrainian journalist kept in custody in Russia. 

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Ukrainian Roman Sushchenko, the reporter of Ukrinfiorm news agency, was detained in September 2016 in Moscow and accused by the FSB of espionage. For this, he faces 20 years in prison. Ukraine has appealed to Russia with a demand to release the Ukrainian journalist multiple times. Moscow City Court of Russia has sentenced Roman Sushchenko, the citizen of Ukraine to 12 years in the hard labor colony for the espionage. Russia’s FSB believes that Sushchenko came from Paris to Moscow to visit his cousin in September 2016 to collect information on Mariupol attack. The court session against Sushchenko took place in the closed regime and the court announced only introductory and resume parts of the decision. 

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