Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko who is imprisoned in Russia asked French President Francois Hollande to personally help his release. This is stated in Sushchenko’s letter which he wrote from Moscow jail Lefortovo to the Head of the French Republic, reports Ukrinform.
"Mr. President, I ask you of to take part in solving my problem. And in the decision of fate of a man who is held hostage to war and the conflict unleashed by Russia," he wrote.
In his letter Sushchenko reminded that with his journalistic activities he tried as much as possible to promote friendly and partnership relations between Ukraine and France. In addition, he and his family respect and appreciate France very much, that during the confrontation between Ukraine and Russia provided maximum assistance to Kyiv.
Mark Feygin, Sushchenko’s lawyer, handed the letter to the authorized person from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France last week during his visit to Paris, the newspaper noted.
"The French Foreign Ministry assured the lawyer that the letter will be handed over to the Office of the President," the statement summarized.
Earlier it was reported that Sushchenko was ratted out by person he knows 28 years, according to his lawyer MarkFeygin. "There is always someone who will grass you up", lawyer says.