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Vyshynsky case: Court reschedules next session for July 15

The reason is the change of a group of prosecutors in this particular case
20:14, 4 July 2019

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Podilsky district court of Kyiv decided to delay the session in the case of Kyrylo Vyshynsky, the Editor-in-Chief of RIA Novosti Ukraine. The reason is the change of a group of prosecutors in this particular case. Larysa Sargan, the press secretary of Prosecutor General reported that on late Thursday. 

It was caused by part of the group being involved in other sessions that took place on the same day as that of Vyshynsky.

The court rescheduled the next session for July 15.

Related: Supreme Court of Ukraine recognizes detention of RIA News Chief Editor Vyshynsky

Kyrylo Vyshynsky, the Editor-in-Chief of RIA Novosti Ukraine news agency was detained in May 2018. Kherson city court arrested him - initially for two months. In January 2019, the pre-trial investigation was over, and the defense team got the opportunity to consider the case materials. Vyshynsky calls the whole case politically motivated; he previously gave up his Ukrainian citizenship and turned to Russian leader Putin for help.

The Investigation found out that in spring 2014, Vyshynsky was appointed as the Editor-in-Chief of RIA Novosti Ukraine, based in Kyiv; he visited Crimea, joining the propagandist actions aiming to support the annexation of the Crimean peninsula and merging it with the Russian Federation. When he returned to Kyiv, he made the reporters from his agency write stories in support of the so-called "republics" in Donbas. He could face 15 years behind the bars.

Related: Vyshynsky case: Defendant denies asking Putin to exchange him

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