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Moscow Police sets free detained Ukrainian journalist
07:58, 22 March 2017
Moscow Police sets free detained Ukrainian journalist

The journalist spent three hours in detention

07:58, 22 March 2017

Roman Tsymbalyuk

Moscow police set free the detained journalist Roman Tsymbalyuk, Mykyta Borodin, 1+1 TV channel camera man and Zakhar Sarapulov, a Ph.D. student of Moscow State University, who hanged Ukrainian flag at the Moscow State University on the day of third anniversary of Crimea annexation. UNIAN reported that citing Roman Tsymbalyuk.

“After spending three hours in the police department in case of Moscow State University, camera man, Zakhar and me were released,” he said.

“We were in this department for three hours. Each of us was interrogated then. They told us that we owe an explanation in such a situation, and I did. They wanted I do it in writing, but according to the article 51 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation I do not owe that, so I refused… After that someone authorized conducted a heavier interrogation with me, it lasted 10 minutes. I recorded him, I have him here, on my recorder,” Tsymbalyuk added.

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“We left the police department now. And took a car,” the journalist announced.

Mariana Betsa, Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry press-officer, confirmed that on her Twitter account.

As we reported earlier, Ukrainian journalist and correspondent of UNIAN Roman Tsymbalyuk, was detained in Moscow.

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