MOSCOW (QHA) -

Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko first got the opportunity to familiarize himself with the materials of criminal investigation into his case. This opportunity was obtained due to the appeal to the court by the Ukrainian’s lawyer Mark Feigin.

“On my request the court gave Roman Sushchenko an opportunity to get familiarized with the case materials. Now he is studying it with interest and amazement,” the human right defender informed on Twitter.

Today, the Moscow court holds the next hearing on the Ukrainian correspondent’s case. At the moment, the investigation seeks to extend Sushchenko’s detention till the end of January 2017.

Earlier QHA reported that Mark Feigin spoke about the possibility of exchanging Roman Sushchenko into Russian intelligence officer Viktor Pavlenko, who was detained in Rivne on October 8.

Earlier QHA reported that the correspondent of news agency "Ukrinform" 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 the Roman Sushchenko was held in Moscow "Lefortovo" prison on charges of espionage. The FSB claimed that Sushchenko is a member of the Main Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry intelligence.

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