Sushchenko writes letter to President of France Hollande

Sushchenko writes letter to President of France Hollande

Ukrinform correspondent in Paris Roman Sushchenko, who was illegally arrested in Moscow, has asked President of France Francois Hollande for help in a letter.

Mark Feygin, the lawyer of journalist Sushchenko, will give his letter to the representatives of the French government on Friday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported.

"Roman Sushchenko gave me a letter to French President Hollande. It is written in French. I'm going to give it to the representatives of the French Foreign Ministry," the lawyer said.

Feygin said that in the letter the Ukrainian journalist asked the President of France to help him and contribute to his liberation.

"I hope that President Hollande will not be indifferent to this direct request," the lawyer summed up.

As 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.

Roman Sushchenko works with the Ukrainian National News Agency Ukrinform since 2002 and is agency’s own correspondent in France since 2010.


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