Date: 4 months ago   Category: Incidents

Peskov: Vyshinsky's release - not a subject for exchanges with Kiev


According to the speaker of the Kremlin Dmitry Peskov, arrest of the head "RIA Novosti Ukraine" Kirill Vyshinsky in Ukraine is violation of the international rules as it is connected with journalism.

of the Head "RIA Novosti Ukraine" Kirill Vyshinsky arrested in Ukraine needs to be released immediately, the speaker of the Kremlin Dmitry Peskov has told on November 2 journalists, TASS reports.

according to Peskov, "Vyshinsky has to be immediately released, it is not a subject for any exchanges". So he has answered a question why Moscow doesn't agree with offers of Kiev to exchange Vyshinsky for the Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko.

Peskov has said that Vyshinsky's arrest - "this direct violation in general all international rules, the principle of freedom of the press because actually he is arrested for journalism".

Answering a question of the correspondent the UNIAN in Russia of Roman Tsimbalyuk, Peskov has noted that Vyshinsky's activity differed in nothing, for example, from Tsimbalyuk's work in Moscow.

the Speaker of the Kremlin has said that he welcomes the correspondent the UNIAN in Russia, and Tsimbalyuk's work in Moscow "doesn't meet with any restrictions".

on May 15, 2018 "RIA Novosti Ukraine" in Kiev have passed searches in office, investigative actions took place at Vyshinsky also at home. The Security Service of Ukraine has said that together with prosecutor's office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea have opened activity of network of the media structures controlled by the Russian Federation. In the same day Vyshinsky was detained on suspicion of treason. On May 17 the court has arrested him. The measure of restraint for Vyshinsky was prolonged till December 28. The prosecutor's office intends to ask for him 12 years of prison.

the Lawyer of Vyshinsky Andrey Domansky has expressed opinion that his client can be exchanged for the Ukrainian political prisoner in the Russian Federation Roman Sushchenko.

the Correspondent of "Ukrinform" Sushchenko has been detained on September 30, 2016 in Moscow. FSB called Sushchenko the personnel employee of the Ukrainian military intelligence. Against the Ukrainian have opened criminal case under the article "espionage". Trial took place behind closed doors. In the last word the Ukrainian has told that he doesn't plead guilty. On June 4, 2018 the court in Moscow has sentenced Sushchenko to 12 years of maximum security penal colony. The public defender of the journalist Mark Feygin has said that the journalist is ready to write the application on pardon.

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