"The case of Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko was submitted to the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation. According to the Code of Criminal Procedure, it should be considered within 45 days," Sushchenko’s public defender Mark Feygin posted on his Facebook page.
Feygin believes that his appeal against the verdict of the Moscow City Court, which found Sushchenko guilty and sentenced him to 12 years' imprisonment on espionage charges, will be considered in September.
As reported, Ukrinform Paris-based correspondent Roman Sushchenko was illegally detained on September 30, 2016 in Moscow, where he arrived on a private trip.
On October 7, 2016, he was charged with "espionage." Russia's FSB claimed that Sushchenko is a member of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry. The latter denied this allegation.
On June 4, 2018, the Moscow City Court sentenced Sushchenko to 12 years in a high-security penal colony.