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Arrest of RIA News Head Vyshynsky extended

The judge prolonged the term for two more months
18:47, 8 February 2019

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Kherson City Court extended detention for RIA News Head Kyrylo Vyshynsky to April 8, as his lawyer Andriy Domansky reported on Facebook.

“The court granted the appeal of the prosecution and prolonged sentence for Kyrylo Vychynsky for April 8, 2019,” Domansky wrote.

Related: Vyshynsky's case: Russia opens criminal proceeding against Ukraine's Security Service officer

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

Related: Release of RIA News CEO Vyshynsky not to be discussed, - Russia’s Presidential Secretary

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.

Recently, there are statements about his exchange for the convicted Ukrainians held in Russia.

Related: Ukraine offers to visit Balukh in exchange for possibility for Russia to visit Vyshynsky

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