Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko transferred from Russia to Ukraine during the prisoners’ swap is banned from entry to Russia for 20 years as Ukrinform reported citing former Russian lawyer Mark Feygin.
According to Feygin, Sushchenko was pardoned and banned from entry to the Russian territory for 20 years. However, the order, as far as the former lawyer knows, was not published, as it was a secret.
Ukrainian political prisoner, reporter of Ukrinform news agency Roman Sushchenko was detained in Moscow, where he came to with a private visit in September 2016; Russian prosecutors charged him with 'espionage'. In June 2018, he was sentenced to 12 years in a high-security penal colony.
24 Ukrainian sailors and 11 political prisoners - already ex-political prisoners - captured by Russia over the past five years, returned to Ukraine. Faces of the released Ukrainian sailors, left activist Oleksandr Kolchenko, filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, journalist Roman Sushchenko, Crimean Tatar Edem Bekirov and the rest of former captives were seen in the crowd.