Court prolongs arrest of RIA News CEO Vyshynsky

Source : 112 Ukraine

The detention term will last till January 27, 2019
15:54, 27 December 2018

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Kherson City Court prolonged arrest of RIA News CEO Kyrylo Vyshynsky till January 27, as 112 Ukraine correspondent reported.

“The representatives of the Prosecutor’s Office asked to extend the arrest for more 50 days for existing risks related to the fact that Vyshynsky might hide, as apart from the Ukrainian citizenship he also has a Russian one. The lawyers proposed to bail him out. Vyshynsky himself noted that he was not guilty and the whole case was a political order. The judge announced the decision to prolong the arrest for another month – till January 27, 2019,” the message says.

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

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

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 held in Russia.

On September 6, the arrest of Vyshynsky was extended until November 30.

Related: Court postpones hearing of Vyshynsky's case due to his bad health condition

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