Paris to host exhibition of Sushchenko's drawings

Paris to host exhibition of Sushchenko's drawings

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Paris will host an exhibition of creative works by Ukrinform's correspondent in France Roman Sushchenko, which is now unlawfully imprisoned in Russia.

The opening of the exhibition entitled "Art from Behind the Bars" is scheduled for February 15, an Ukrinform correspondent said.

The event will be held at the Cultural and Information Center of the Embassy of Ukraine in France.

As reported, Ukrinform's 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. The Supreme Court of Russia upheld the verdict on September 12.

On October 8, it was reported that Sushchenko had been moved to a penal colony. On November 7, the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) informed Ukraine's Embassy in Moscow that Sushchenko had been transferred to Penal Colony No. 11 of the FSIN directorate for the Kirov region (the town of Kirovo-Chepetsk, the village of Utrobino).


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