Son Sushchenko asked to return his father from captivity, let him go to me

The son of the correspondent of «UKRINFORM» Roman Sushchenko, which has become another hostage of the Russian regime, requests to promote the release of his father. About this Sushchenko-Junior Maxim – said in his video message from Paris, reports «UKRINFORM».

«I appeal to all on whom it depends. Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko is my father. Let him go home – to me and to my mother,» said Maxim Sushchenko.

As reported, on Monday, November 28, Lefortovo court of Moscow extended the arrest until the end of January Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko.

The priest of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev partiarchate Svyatoslav Skorokhod was not allowed to practice Sushchenko in Lefortovo prison.


On October 2, members of the Public monitoring Commission of Moscow SIZO «Lefortovo» found the member of the Ukrainian news Agency «UKRINFORM» Roman Sushchenko, which Lefortovo court of Moscow arrested on charges of «espionage» (article 276 of the criminal code). It was reported that the jail Sushchenko is 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 allegedly Sushchenko is 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.

Son Sushchenko asked to return his father from captivity, let him go to me 01.12.2016

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