The Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation is outraged by the arrest of Kyrylo Vyshynsky, the editor-in-chief of RIA News-Ukraine by the Ukrainian law enforcers. Artem Kozhyn, the Deputy Director of Information and Press Department of Russia's Foreign Ministry claimed this due to the appeal of Vyshynsky to Russian President Vladimir Putin with a request to assume measures for his release as TASS reported.
'The Russian side always provides assistance to the citizens of Russia. Of course, we will act within the acting international-legal norms. The situation is regrettable. It is outrageous when such things happen to the representatives of the mass media', Kozhyn emphasized.
As we reported Vyshynsky has claimed at the Appeal court session in Kharkiv that he refuses from the Ukrainian citizenship on June 1. He also appealed to Russia's President Putin for the protection. 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.
The law enforcement bodies held the investigative actions at the office of RIA News-Ukraine.
On May 15, the SBU considered the detention of the head of RIA News Ukraine agency’s office.
On May 17, Vyshynsky was arrested for two months in Kherson.