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Russia may use Sushchenko as VIP-hostage for exchange

"It is possible that journalist’s arrest was done intentionally, that is, he was hunted to be exchanged for some high-ranking terrorist", political consultant says
21:09, 3 October 2016

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Russia may use the Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko like the VIP-hostage in order to exchange for some high-ranking terrorist leaders. The Political Consultant Taras Berezovets said this to 112 Ukraine TV channel.

Related: Video of Sushchenko detention appeared online

"He was charged with 2 months of detention in custody, so it will not be a quick release. In addition, it is very heavy accusation (espionage, - Ed.). Today some Ukrainians are accused for it. He can be detained for more than 10 years, and now Russia will not easily agree to release him, it will stall for time for as long as possible. Sushchenko will be used as well as other Ukrainian political prisoners, as a VIP-hostage, to be exchanged for terrorist leaders. It is possible that the detention of the journalist was done intentionally, that is, he was hunted to be exchanged for some high-ranking terrorist ", Berezovets said.

Related: Ukraine to turn to PACE, OSCE on illegal detention of Sushchenko, - Parubiy

As it was reported earlier, Lefortovo court in Moscow charged Ukrainian reporter Roman Sushchenko of ‘espionage’ and arrested him for two months. Ukrainian Intelligence in its term denied his involvement.

Mark Feygin, the famous Russian lawyer and human rights activist, would protect Roman Sushchenko in court.

Related: Gerashchenko: Ukraine demands that Russia releases Sushchenko

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