Sushchenko met with his wife and daughter in Lefortovo

Sushchenko met with his wife and daughter in Lefortovo

Mark Feygin, the lawyer of illegally detained Ukrinform journalist Roman Sushchenko, informed that his client had met with his wife and daughter in Lefortovo prison.

"The meeting with Sushchenko ended…," Feygin wrote on Twitter, and posted pictures with Sushchenko’s wife Anzhela and daughter Yulia near the entrance to Lefortovo.

As reported, Ukrinform's correspondent in France, Roman Sushchenko, in violation of international rules, was detained in Moscow on September 30, 2016. He arrived there on a private trip. On October 7, he was charged with "espionage." Russia's FSB stated that Sushchenko was a member of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. The ministry denied this statement.

On September 25, Moscow City Court extended Sushchenko's detention for two more months, until November 30, 2017. The court hearings of his case, according to the journalist's defense team, could begin in January 2018.


Let’s get started read our news at facebook messenger > > > Click here for subscribe

While citing and using any materials on the Internet, links to the website not lower than the first paragraph are mandatory. In addition, citing the translated materials of foreign media outlets is possible only if there is a link to the website and to the website of a foreign media outlet. Citing and using materials in offline media, mobile apps, Smart TV are allowed only with written permission from Ukrinform. News and publications marked as "Advertisement" and "PR" and articles in the section "Releases" include promoted content, and an advertiser is responsible for the content.

© 2015-2019 Ukrinform. All rights reserved.

Website design Studio Laconica

Extended searchHide extended search
By period: