The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine expressed protest in connection with the arrest in Russia on suspicion of espionage Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko, declared in a press-Department service.
"the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine expresses its strong protest against the unfounded detention in the Russian capital September 30, 2016 by the FSB of Russia of the citizen of Ukraine, a journalist of the national information Agency "UKRINFORM" in France, the Roman Sushchenko ", – reported in the report on the Internet representation of the Ukrainian Department.
the Ministry also demanded " respect for the rights of Ukrainian, unerring fashion tolerance (to him) consular officials of Ukraine (...), as well as his immediate release and unimpeded return home." About the detention in Russia of the journalist of Ukrainian news Agency "UKRINFORM" Roman Sushchenko said a member of the Moscow Public oversight Commission (POC) of the capital of Russia Zoya Svetova. In her expressions, he is placed in jail Lefortovo. Kiev asked in a persistent form to release Ukrainian journalist from jail in the Russian capital. Later, the FSB of Russia in the first day of the week, announced the arrest of an employee of the main intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine Roman Sushchenko, which, according to special services, collecting secret data About the activities of Russia's military might and Regardie. A criminal case under the criminal code in accordance with "Spying" under investigation. Sushchenko detained for two months. Ukrainian national Agency "UKRINFORM" assured that Sushchenko is a correspondent of the Agency. The Agency claim that Sushchenko was on vacation and stayed in the capital of Russia on personal business. According to the newspaper, the journalist was arrested immediately on arrival in the Russian Federation. However, in the Russian international Ministry stressed that Sushchenko arrived to the Russian Federation without a journalism visa. Main intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine has not recognized Sushchenko his agent.