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 Ukrainian consul still not allowed to see detained journalist Sushchenko, - lawyer Feygin

Lawyer Mark Feygin was not able to see Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko yesterday, held by the Kremlin in Lefortovo prison.

Feygin said on air of 112 Ukraine, Censor.NET reports.

"Yesterday evening I spoke with Hennadii Breskalenko, Ukraine's consul in Moscow. He confirmed he had not received a response from the investigative department of FSB, although he discussed his right to see Roman in Lefortovo with the ivestigator. No response as of now," Feygin said.

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The lawyer said he was not able to visit Sushchenko yesterday as well. He explained it with a large number of other lawyers visiting their clients in Lefortovo remand prison. He hopes to be able to get in on Thursday. Anyway, Feygin said, he would see his client on Friday, the day when indictment against Sushchenko is to be announced.

The lawyer said he knew nothing about whether Sushchenko asked to protect his family.

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Earlier, members of Moscow's Public Monitoring Commission found Ukrinform news agency correspondent Roman Sushchenko in Lefortovo prison. The Lefortovo court of Moscow remanded the journalist in a two-month custody on charges of espionage (article 276 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).

Later, Ukraine's Information Policy Ministry confirmed the detention of Sushchenko. The ministry said its legal department was collecting necessary information on the circumstances and reasons for the detention.

In turn, the FSB claims Ukrainian journalist Sushchenko is an agent of the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine's MoD. Russian court arrested him for two months. Later, Sushchenko's lawyer Feygin said his client would be indicted on Oct. 7.
 
 
 
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