MOSCOW (QHA) -

The Moscow City Court extended the detention term of Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko till November 30, according to the defendant's lawyer Mark Feigin.

“Roman Suschenko’s term of detention was extended for two months, until November 30, 2017. The defense will appeal against the decision," Feigin wrote.

Thus, the request of the Russian investigators was satisfied by the judge.

Earlier, on June 27, the Lefortovo District Court of Moscow extended the detention of Sushchenko for another three months, until 30 September.

Reference: On September 30 last year, the Federal Security Service of Russia in Moscow detained a correspondent of the Ukrainian agency Ukrinform in France Roman Sushchenko. He came to Russia on private business.

Sushchenko was charged with "cooperation with Ukrainian intelligence", "purposeful collection of information on the activities of the Armed Forces and the troops of the Russian Federation's national guard." This, in the opinion of the investigation, is a threat to the security of the Russian Federation.

The Russian investigators initiated a criminal case under the article "espionage". Sushchenko denies all charges. The Ukrainian side calls charges against the journalist groundless and demands his immediate release.

QHA