Prisoner illegally in Moscow, Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko is asking the French President Francois Hollande personally to assist his release. About this Sushchenko wrote from Moscow’s Lefortovo prison”in his letter to Hollande, according to UKRINFORM.

“Mr. President, I ask You to take part in the decision of my fate. The fate of a man who is a hostage of war and conflict, unleashed by Russia”, – said Sushchenko.

Sushchenko said that his journalistic activities trying to promote a friendly, partnership relations between Ukraine and France.

A Ukrainian journalist said that he and his family have a high regard for France, which in the period of confrontation of Ukraine with Russia providing maximum assistance to our state.

The lawyer of Ukrainian journalist mark Feigin gave last week in Paris is the Sushchenko letter to President Hollande authorized person from the Ministry of foreign Affairs of France.

The French foreign Ministry, the lawyer was assured that the letter will transfer to the office of the President.

3 December it was reported that the situation regarding illegal arrested in Moscow Sushchenko is a matter of great attention on the part of French diplomacy.

December 2, Feigin said that the FSB conducted a rapid provocation against Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko, plunging it into the process of transferring certain information on digital media from Moscow to Paris.

2 October 2016, Russian media reported the arrest on September 30 in Moscow, Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko, which arrived there on personal business. In Pssalre that the detainee “is an employee of the Main intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine”. In the Ukrainian intelligence involvement Sushchenko the Ministry denied.

On 7 October, the journalist was charged with espionage and arrested. In mid-November, his lawyer has said the Kremlin may go on exchange Ukrainian detainee in Exactly the GRU agent Viktor Pavlenko.

Sushchenko works in the Ukrainian news Agency UKRINFORM since 2002, as a correspondent in France since 2010.




Sushchenko in a letter to Hollande: I am a hostage to the war waged by Russia 05.12.2016

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