Ukrinform journalist Roman Sushchenko returns to Ukraine

Ukrinform journalist Roman Sushchenko returns to Ukraine

Ukrinform correspondent Roman Sushchenko, released from a Russian prison, has greeted everyone after returning to Ukraine.

Sushchenko gave a comment to reporters at the Boryspil airport after meeting with his wife Anzhelika, daughter Yulia and son Maksym, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

He said that the process of sending Ukrainian prisoners on Saturday was held clearly. According to Sushchenko, they were woken up at 4 a.m., told to pack up, and were taken out of the Lefortovo pre-trial detention center at about 10 a.m. Moscow time.

“We were transported through Moscow to Vnukovo Airport. All roads were blocked,” he said.

In addition, Sushchenko congratulated everyone and thanked journalists for the warm welcome at the airport.

As Ukrinform reported, on Saturday, September 7, Kyiv and Moscow held an exchange of prisoners in the 35 for 35 format. A total of 11 Ukrainians illegally convicted in Russia, as well as 24 sailors detained near the Kerch Strait in late November 2018, returned home.

Ukrinform's Paris-based correspondent Roman Sushchenko was sentenced to 12 years in a high-security penal colony on charges of allegedly espionage.


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