Vyshynsky Case: RIA News editor-in-chief's place robbed

Source : 112 Ukraine

The lawyer and the police are figuring out what's missing
20:32, 3 June 2018


The apartment of Kyrylo Vyshynsky, the editor-in-chief of RIA News agency, has been robbed. Andriy Domanskiy, the lawyer of the reporter posted this on Facebook.

'Everything is upside down, all of his personal belongings are scattered all over the place; documents and valuables might be missing,' he wrote.

Later, he told Interfax-Ukraine reporters that the police are figuring out what's actually missing.

As we reported the workers of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) and the Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea has exposed the network of the media entities controlled by the Russian Federation. The law enforcement bodies held the investigative actions at the office of RIA News-Ukraine.

Related: Ukraine ranked 101st in Reporters Without Borders ranking on media freedom

On May 15, the 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. Also, Russia promised to assume reciprocal measures. Then, the state sent a protest note over searches at the mass media office.

Related: OHCHR records restrictions of freedom of speech, media in Ukraine

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

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