As reported by Censor.NET, his lawyer Mark Feygin told Ukrinform after visiting Sushchenko in jail.
"I visited my client in jail. Sushchenko learned from me and Ukraine's Consul Hennadii Breskalenko what our prospects were. He was happy to hear about the great efforts the Ukrainian authorities were taking to release him. But, unfortunately, we were told that he was once again forbidden to see his wife, call his son and mother. However, we are going to keep insisting on this," Feygin said.
According to the lawyer, in general, Sushchenko's detention conditions are much better than the ones of some other Ukrainian political prisoners, such as Yevhen Panov and Andrii Zakhtei arrested on charges of plotting "subversions" in Crimea, who are also held in Lefortovo prison.
As previously reported, members of Moscow's Public Monitoring Commission found Ukrinform news agency correspondent Roman Sushchenko in Lefortovo prison Oct. 2. 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) the following day. Ukraine's Information Policy Ministry also 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.
On Oct. 8, Ukraine's Security Service (SBU) officers apprehended an agent of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces in Rivne. A spy turned out a Ukrainian citizen currently residing Russia. His task was to recruit a senior staff officer of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
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