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    On December 11, a court meeting took place in Kherson on the case of RIA Novosti Ukraine portal head Kirill Vyshinsky. The court once again dismissed the appeal of the defense about a change in the measure of restraint, leaving the journalist in custody until December 28.

    On May 15, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) broke into the office of the RIA Novosti Ukraine portal in Kiev and detained Kirill Vyshinsky on suspicion of supporting the self-proclaimed people's republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, as well as treason.

    READ MORE: Ukraine's Detention of Vyshinsky Political Act, Violates Int'l Law — Journalist

    Commenting on the issue, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Vyshinsky's arrest was politically motivated, adding that the incident demonstrated an unprecedented and unacceptable policy of Ukrainian authorities targeting journalists who were just doing their jobs.

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