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Ukraine’s Security Service ends investigation of case of RIA News CEO

The case will be passed to the court
18:03, 25 September 2018

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The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has finished the investigation of the criminal proceeding against Kyrylo Vyshynsky, the Director of “RIA News Ukraine”. Viktor Kononenko, the Deputy Head of SBU claimed this as Ukrainian News reported.

“As for today we can say that the investigation against him is finished. The materials will be passed to the court,” Kononenko noted.

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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.

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Recently, there are statements about his exchange for the convicted Ukrainians kept in Russia.

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

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