“I can tell that at the moment Volodymyr Balukh, Pavlo Gryb, Stanislav Klykh, Oleksandr Kolchenko, Roman Sushchenko and Yevhen Panov stay in Lefortovo prison,” Melnikov noted.
He did not exclude that other citizens of Ukraine are kept in prison.
“Totally, according to my data, over 30 people, including arrested Ukrainian sailors stay there,” Melnikov concluded.
Earlier, Feygin stated that Roman Sushchenko could be either exchanged for some Russian prisoner detained in Ukraine or be brought back to Ukraine where he would serve time in jail.
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.
Earlier Spokesperson of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Peskov stated that return of RIA News CEO Kyrylo Vyshynsky to Russia may become the first step for the beginning of the normalization of the relations of Moscow and Kyiv. President’s Office of Zelensky responded to Kremlin statement and offered to release Vyshynsky and Sentsov simultaneously.
As we reported Kyrylo Vyshynsky was released from custody on August 28.