The prosecutors insisted on a 14-year term for Sushchenko, who is charged with "espionage."
"Roman Sushchenko was sentenced to 12 years in high-security prison. The decision shall be appealed against tomorrow," twitted the journalists lawyer Mark Feygin.
As reported, Ukrinform's correspondent in France, Roman Sushchenko, was detained in violation of international rules on Sept. 30, 2016 in Moscow, where he arrived on a private trip.
On Oct. 7, 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.