MOSCOW (QHA) -

Lefortovo court in Moscow upheld the arrest extension for a Ukrainian citizen Roman Sushchenko, accused of espionage and held in custody in Russia.

“The court rejected an appeal of Sushchenko’s defence, requesting to cancel the decision of the Lefortovo court of Moscow to extend the term of detention for the accused until  January 30, 2017,” the representative of the court said.

Earlier QHA reported on the detention of a citizen of Ukraine which became known on October 2. Russian FSB claims that the journalist is a spy of the Chief of the Defense intelligence of Ukraine.

November 28, Lefortovo District Court of Moscow ruled to extend the arrest of the Ukrainian journalist for 2 more months.

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