The Russian court extended the arrest of Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko, lawyer Mark Feigin reports.
“The Lefortovo Court extended the arrest of Roman Sushchenko until January 30, 2017,” Feigin wrote on Twitter.
It was reported earlier that Mark Feigin spoke about the possibility of exchanging Roman Sushchenko for Russian intelligence officer Viktor Pavlenko, who was detained in Rivne on October 8.
The correspondent of Ukrinform news agency in France Roman Sushchenko was unlawfully arrested on September 30 in Moscow, where he arrived on personal business. The journalist's wife learned about his detention only on October 2, when the Russian media wrote that Roman Sushchenko was held in Moscow "Lefortovo" prison on charges of espionage. The FSB claims that Sushchenko is a member of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.