The wife and daughter are allowed to visit Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko convicted and detained at the remand centre of Moscow Lefortovo prison as former Russian lawyer and politician Mark Feygin reported on Twitter.
“Today, wife and daughter visited Roman Sushchenko at Lefortovo prison,” Feygin wrote.
He also announced his press conference in Kyiv along with the family of Sushchenko and Iryna Gerashchenko, First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada and President's Humanitarian Envoy at the Minsk peace talks regarding the Donbas conflict.
“I am in Kyiv already. Come tomorrow, at 14:30 to Ukrinform. We, along with the family of Sushchenko, will hold the press conference and open the exhibition of his pictures,” Feygin added.
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.