The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expresses strong
protest regarding decision of the Moscow City Court to dismiss a petition of
appeal of a lawyer of illegally detained in Russia citizen of Ukraine Roman Sushchenko in relation to the decision of the Lefortovo District Court in the city of Moscow dated
October 1, 2016 on the arrest of the Ukrainian national.
Groundless detention of the journalist of the National News
Agency of Ukraine in the Russian Federation under politically motivated and
fabricated charges in espionage has become another notorious evidence of absence
in this country of the legal system and the right for a fair justice.
Denial of access to the court room of the Ukrainian consular
official causes a particular indignation. This is another evidence of Russia’s
biased and unfair court.
We demand from the Russian side to immediately release Roman
Sushchenko and other citizens of Ukraine who have
become hostages of Russia’s aggressive policy and to ensure their return to