Period of detention for Roman Sushchenko was extended for another three months, until 30 April 2017, the lawyer Mark Feigin informs.
The court session was held in the Lefortovo District Court.
Correspondent of Ukrainian National Information Agency "Ukrinform" in France Roman Sushchenko was illegally detained on September 30 in Moscow, where he arrived on personal business. In the evening on October 2, Russian media reported that Sushchenko was kept in custody in Moscow "Lefortovo" prison on charges of espionage. The FSB claims that Sushchenko is a member of the Chief of the Defense Intelligence of the Ukraine.
Earlier QHA reported that the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted a Resolution demanding the Russian Federation to release Ukrainian journalists Nikolai Semena and Roman Sushchenko, as well as director Oleg Sentsov.