Ukraine's reporter Roman Sushchenko to stay in detention in Russia

19:34, 15 December 2016

Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko  detained in Russia shall remain in custody. The Moscow court rejected the respective appeal.

The case is being heard behind closed doors, according to Mark Feygin, the lawyer of Roman Sushchenko.

In the meanwhile Ukrainian Foreign Ministry again urged the Russian Federation to free the reporter, calling the case against him political.

As we reported earlier, Sushchenko was detained in late September in Moscow Airport, accused of espionage and arrested.

The court extended the imprisonment for another two months on November, 2.