Mark Feygin, the Russian lawyer of Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko, who has been arrested in Russia, predicts that his client`s case may end with the exchange for a person who is prosecuted in Ukraine, according to TV Channel 112 Ukraine.
”I have a feeling this will end with the exchange at their [Russia`s] initiative for some spy or not spy, who is in Ukraine and has already been prosecuted. It is important to us that this is a figure with a clear background and a public name,” he said.
As UNIAN reported earlier, the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation on September 30 detained Ukrinform journalist Roman Sushchenko in Moscow, labeling him a Ukrainian intelligence officer who allegedly ”deliberately collected classified information on the activities of the Russian armed forces and the national guard.”
The criminal case was filed on ”espionage” charges.
A court in Moscow ruled to arrest the Ukrainian journalist until November 30. All court hearings on the Sushchenko case are held behind closed doors.
On October 27, Moscow`s City Court found this arrest lawful.