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 “Sushchenko put under moral pressure," - consul after talks with Ukrainian political prisoner

Consul of Ukraine to Moscow has visited Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko, illegally detained in Russia and held in Lefortovo prison.

As reported by Censor.NET, spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Mariana Betsa told Lіga correspondent.

"We have just received information that the Ukrainian consul managed to get permission to visit Sushchenko. Three things should be pointed out: Roman has not pleaded guilty, he underwent moral pressure, and the detention conditions are relatively satisfactory," Betsa said.

Read more: Ukrainian consul met with Sushchenko in Lefortovo, Ukrainian ombudsperson's speaker Chaplyha says

As previously reported, 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.

Read more: Freeing Sushchenko likely to take more efforts than in Savchenko case, - Feygin

In turn, the FSB claims Ukrainian journalist Sushchenko is an agent of the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine's MoD.

Sushchenko was charged with espionage Oct. 7.
 
 
 
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