Linkevičius calls detention of Roman Sushchenko in Russia as provocation

Linkevičius calls detention of Roman Sushchenko in Russia as provocation

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius considers the detention of Ukrinform correspondent Roman Sushchenko in Moscow as a provocation by Russia.

The Lithuanian minister said this in Brussels on Monday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"We do not have enough information yet to draw definite conclusions, but it looks like a provocation," Linkevičius said.

The Lithuanian foreign minister said that such cases, particularly violations of journalists' rights, are in the focus of the EU attention.

As reported, Roman Sushchenko was detained on Friday, September 30, in Moscow following Russian media reports accusing him of ‘espionage’. Roman at the time of arrest was on vacation and arrived in Moscow for private purposes. Ukrinform and Sushchenko’s wife concluded an agreement with lawyer Mark Feygin who will defend Roman Sushchenko. Roman Suchshenko is being kept in Moscow's Lefortovo prison.


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