Ukrainian political prisoner Roman Sushchenko transferred to Moscow prison, - source

Source : 112 Ukraine

Earlier Sushchenko agreed to serve sentence in Ukraine
17:32, 29 August 2019

Ukrainian political prisoner Roman Sushchenko

Convicted in Russia Ukrainian Roman Sushchenko was transferred from the colony in Kirov Oblast to Lefortovo prison as Interfax reported citing Secretary of Public Monitoring Commission Ivan Melnikov.

“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.

Related: Russia might transfer political prisoners Panov, Syzonovych to Ukraine, - Justice Ministry

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.

As we reported Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov possibly was transferred to Moscow remand center.

Related: Date of Ukraine-Russia prisoners exchange postponed indefinitely, - lawyer

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.


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