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European Parliament plans to discuss arrest of RIA News-Ukraine head

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is expected that the issue will be raised during the next plenary session
10:51, 24 May 2018

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European Parliament at the next plenary session the will raise the issue of the situation with the arrest of RIA News-Ukraine Chief Editor Kyrylo Vyshynsky. This was reported by Izvestia agency.

According to the agency, the MEPs, as well as some of the deputies of national parliaments, are planning to appeal to the Ukrainian government with a request to solve the situation.

Jaromír Kohlíček, the MEP from the Czech Republic, said that the letter would be forwarded next week.

"I am member of a Parliamentary Group of Friendship with Ukraine under the auspices of the European Parliament. Next week there will be a European Parliament plenary session during which I will ask the head of the group to hand over a letter to Ukrainian colleagues related to the situation with Vyshynsky," he said.

Related: Human rights watchers concerned about searches, detention of RIA Novosti director

As it was reported earlier, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) and the Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea have exposed the network of the media entities controlled by the Russian Federation.

Actions of Kyrylo Vyshynsky, Head of RIA News-Ukraine were preliminarily qualified as the state treason. Ihor Ponochevny, the Head of Supervision Department for Criminal Proceeding of the Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea claimed this. They held five authorized searches: two at the offices and three at the apartments. It was claimed that Vyshynsky initiated active actions on the support of the terrorist organizations 'Donetsk People's Republic' and 'Luhansk People's Republic' after his return from Russia to Kyiv.

Related: Merkel intends to discuss RIA News Director arrest with Poroshenko

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