The head of the RIA Novosti Ukraine news portal, Kirill Vyshinsky, was detained on charges of treason on Tuesday. That same day, the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) broke into the office of RIA Novosti Ukraine in Kiev and the homes of two journalists. Earlier on Wednesday, Vyshinsky’s lawyer said that the authorities began the prison transfer of a journalist from Kiev to Kherson, where they would determine a measure of restraint for him.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The pre-trial investigation into the criminal case against RIA Novosti Ukraine portal head Kirill Vyshinsky has been completed, the materials related to the case are being prepared for trial, the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) said on Tuesday.
The arrest of the head of the RIA Novosti Ukraine news agency has drawn condemnation from authorities and human rights activists within and beyond Ukraine and Russia. For the past 100 days his case hasn't moved significantly and Ukrainian prosecutors continue to ignore calls to free him from detention.
KIEV (Sputnik) – Ukraine is ready to transfer 13 people, including head of RIA Novosti Ukraine portal Kirill Vyshinsky, to Russia in exchange for the release of Ukrainians prisoners, First Vice-Speaker of the Ukrainian parliament Iryna Herashchenko said Thursday.
KIEV (Sputnik) - RIA Novosti Ukraine portal head Kirill Vyshinsky will be transferred to a pre-trial detention center in Kiev to meet with Russian ombudswoman Tatyana Moskalkova, the Ukrainian parliament's human rights commissioner, Lyudmyla Denisova, said Tuesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The claims that RIA Novosti Ukraine news portal head Kirill Vyshinsky was in possession of a gun do not appear to be trustworthy, Mikhail Fedotov, the chairman of the Russian Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights, told Sputnik.
KIEV (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko agreed Saturday that ombudsmen from both countries would visit prisoners in the near future, Poroshenko's press service said.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The representative of Ukrainian national Roman Sushchenko, convicted for spying in Russia, said he thinks Sushchenko may be exchanged for RIA Novosti Ukraine portal head Kirill Vyshinsky, arrested in Ukraine.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Andrei Domansky, the lawyer for RIA Novosti Ukraine portal head Kirill Vyshinsky, said Monday that his legal team had requested the administration of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to strip their client of his Ukrainian citizenship.
Moscow is urging Kiev to immediately release the head of RIA Novosti Ukraine Kirill Vyshinsky and drop all charges against him, the Department of Information and Press of the Russian MFA said in a statement.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Kremlin has not received any initiatives on the possibility of exchanging RIA Novosti Ukraine portal head Kirill Vyshinsky, arrested in Ukraine, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday.
With the arrest of journalist Kirill Vyshinsky, accused of high treason, another round of persecuting journalists not supporting the regime in Ukraine, which began after the Maidan events in February 2014, can start again.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Presidential Human Rights Council said in a statement that it has appealed to Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatovic in connection with the detention of RIA Novosti Ukraine portal head.
On May 15, the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) broke into the office of RIA Novosti Ukraine and detained its head, Kirill Vyshinsky, accusing him of treason. The SBU believes that he has been supporting the self-proclaimed People's Republics in Ukraine's southeast. Sputnik recalls other recent cases of journalists being prosecuted in Ukraine.
The unwarranted detention of the head of the RIA Novosti Ukraine news portal, Kirill Vyshinsky, in Kiev has caused an angry outcry from his colleagues around the world.
BERLIN (Sputnik) - The German Foreign Ministry is following the situation around RIA Novosti Ukraine portal head Kirill Vyshinsky with great concern and urges to adhere to the international standards of media freedom, ministry’s spokesman Christofer Burger said on Friday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Ukrainian law enforcement officers did not use violence against RIA Novosti Ukraine portal head Kirill Vyshinsky during his detention in Kiev, he is confined in good conditions, his wife, Irina Vyshinskaya, said on Friday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The decision of a Ukrainian court to arrest RIA Novosti Ukraine portal head Kirill Vyshinsky for 60 days has nothing in common with the European values, Margarita Simonyan, the editor-in-chief of the Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency and RT broadcaster, said Thursday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The detention of RIA Novosti Ukraine portal head Kirill Vyshinsky in Kiev creates a dangerous precedent of infringement of the international media's independence, which cannot go unheeded, Mona Abdulhady, the head of the Egyptian Journalistic Freedoms Observatory, told Sputnik on Thursday.
A court in Ukraine's city of Kherson has arrested head of RIA Novosti Ukraine news portal Kirill Vyshinsky for 60 days without bond.
Addressing a recent detention of RIA Novosti Ukraine bureau chief Kirill Vyshinsky by the country's security services on "treason" charges, Andreas Maurer, representative of the German party Die Linke , told Sputnik that Vyshinsky's arrest indicates Kiev's political impotence.
GENEVA (Sputnik) – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights is concerned about the increasing numbers of attacks against media professionals in Ukraine and is examining the detention of a RIA Novosti Ukraine journalist and raids in its Kiev offices, spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani told Sputnik on Thursday.
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