This was said by Mark Feygin, the lawyer of Suschenko, who is held hostage by the Kremlin, Censor.NET reports citing 112 Ukraine TV channel.
"Negotiations on Sushchenko's exchange or release, no matter how we call it, are still underway. I believe that this problem will be resolved in a political way in the long run. The lawyers will defend him taking into account precisely this scenario otherwise we have very little chances. For the rest we are counting on the international pressure," he said.
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.
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