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

Ukrainian FM brings up issue of Suschenko's arrest in Russia at Council of EuropeMinister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin during a visit to Strasbourg (France) on Days of Ukrainian reforms in the Council of Europe will raise the issue of the detention of correspondent of the National Information Agency Ukrinform Roman Suschenko in Russia.

"Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin during his visit to the Council of Europe intends to raise the issue of the detention of Ukrinform journalist Roman Suschenko in Russia" spokesman of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Marian Bets told Interfax-Ukraine.

Bets said that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs clarifies the circumstances of the detention of the journalist and the ability to access him by means of consuls.

Bets said that the Foreign Ministry is in touch with the relatives of the detained journalist.

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Suschenko is a correspondent of the Ukrainian National Information Agency Ukrinform in France. Agency calls this detention planned provocation: "Ukrinform is deeply outraged by the detention of our correspondent Roman Suschenko in Moscow on Friday, September 30 and appearance of reports about charging him in "espionage" in the Russian media. Ukrinform calls Suschenko’s detention, who has been working in their agency since 2002, and as a correspondent in France - since 2010, a planned provocation."

Suschenko’s interests will be represented by lawyer Mark Feigin.
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