Kherson City Court allowed the investigation to take the biological samples of Kyrylo Vyshynsky, the Chief Editor of RIA News, who is suspected of state treason, as Tetyana Tykhonchk, the Spokesperson of Crimean Prosecutor’s Office, stated, Interfax Ukraine reports.
“Kherson City Court satisfied the request to take the biological samples of Kyrylo Vyshynsky,” the Spokesperson informed.
She added that on Monday, June 18, Kherson Region Court of Appeal will hold a session to consider the complaint of Vyshynsky's defence. His lawyer asked the court to withdraw the arrest from Vyshynsky's property.
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.
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.
Recently, there are statements about his exchange for the convicted Ukrainians kept in Russia.