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'Freedom of Media' calls on Russia to release Ukrainian journalist Sushchenko

'Freedom of Media' calls on Russia to release Ukrainian journalist SushchenkoRepresentative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović says she has addressed Russian authorities to give more information on the arrest of Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko and called for his release.

“I am working on this case, this morning I addressed Russian authorities seeking more information and requesting release,” she posted on Twitter.

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As earlier reported, own Ukrinform correspondent Roman Sushchenko was illegally detained in Moscow on Friday, September 30, on espionage charges. Russia’s FSB claims Sushchenko is a Ukrainian Defense Ministry intelligence agent. The Ukrainian Defense Intelligence rejects accusations and states “FSB information doesn’t correspondent to the facts”.

Read also: Ukrainian FM brings up issue of Suschenko's arrest in Russia at Council of Europe

Moscow's Lefortovsky District Court arrested Roman Sushchenko for two months till November 30.
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