Lawyers: Sushchenko may be exchanged for a Russian spy

The lawyer of the arrested in Russia Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko mark Feigin predicts the exchange agent of Russian intelligence, who was detained in Ukraine in October.

About this he wrote on 21 November, in Facebook after a meeting with his client in jail in Moscow.

«Came from Roman Sushchenko from Lefortovo. In General, we expect that the Kremlin will go to the exchange Sushchenko on Victor Pavlenko who was arrested in Rivne 8.10.2016 security Service of Ukraine. It would be better for everyone,» said the lawyer.

Help. Kidnapping Sushchenko Moscow

On October 2, members of the Public monitoring Commission of Moscow SIZO «Lefortovo» found employee novotneho Ukrainian Agency «UKRINFORM» Roman Sushchenko, which Lefortovo court of Moscow arrested on charges of «espionage» (article 276 of the criminal code). In this prison Sushchenko was roughly from September 30.

Sushchenko works in UKRINFORM since 2002, a correspondent for the Ukrainian news Agency in France — from 2010.

On 3 October, the Agency called the detention Sushchenko «planned provocation» and said that the journalist arrived in Moscow on a private visit because he was on vacation and was going to visit relatives living there: «we Emphasize that the novel at the time of arrest was on vacation and arrived in Moscow in the private sector. He was detained in Moscow on the day of arrival and in violation of all international rules of his detention, the Russian side has not informed neither his wife nor diplomatic establishments or at the place of work. About the detention of the Novel his wife Angela Sushchenko, which remains in France, only found out on Sunday morning, October 2, call the in-laws after two days he was not contacted. However, his relatives spoke very carefully, hints, avoiding even the word «detained».

Specializing in the defense of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia lawyer Nikolai Polozov has described the detention Sushchenko as kidnapping.

Ministry of information policy of Ukraine immediately confirmed the information about detention of the journalist Sushchenko. The Agency noted that the legal Department collects all the necessary information regarding the circumstances and reasons for detention. But the FSB said that the Ukrainian journalist Sushchenko — allegedly a «personnel officer» Ukrainian military intelligence with the rank of «Colonel», to collect secret information on Russian armed forces and the newly established Putin’s «guard»: «a criminal case under article «Espionage». The fact of the arrest of the FSB do not see anything special: «the Usual work of the security services».

In the Main intelligence Directorate of the defense Ministry of Ukraine (Hur MO) has denied accusations of the FSB, noting that it was «absolutely untrue».

Later it became known that the Russian court arrested Sushchenko for two months.

Lawyers: Sushchenko may be exchanged for a Russian spy 21.11.2016

Ноябрь 21st, 2016 by
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