Speaking with own Ukrinform correspondent following the meeting, Feygin said: “We exchanged information. I represented the information on the case of Sushchenko. They have special formats to discuss this. A special report will be made for the leadership. We are cautious in our assessments, but perhaps UNESCO will be involved in the work on the case of Roman Sushchenko”.
Also, the lawyer added that during his stay in Paris he plans to hold meetings with Reporters without Borders and officials of the French governments.
As earlier reported, Ukrinform correspondent in France Roman Sushchenko was arrested in Moscow on September 30, where he arrived on a private visit. He was accused of “espionage”, allegedly being a member of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry. The Ukrainian Main Intelligence Directorate denied allegations of the Russian Federal Security Service.
The Russian court ruled at its closed hearing on October 1 to arrest the journalist for two months – until November 30.
On October 7, the Russian Federation officially charged the Ukrainian journalist with spying. Sushchenko denies any guilt.
On November 26, Moscow’s Lefortovsky District Court extended the pre-trial detention term of Ukrinform correspondent Roman Sushchenko until January 30, 2017.
Roman Sushchenko works with the Ukrainian National News Agency Ukrinform since 2002 and is agency’s own correspondent in France since 2010.