23 October 2016

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Russia's security service labels detained Ukrainian journalist as intel officer

Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) has labelled Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko, who has been detained in Moscow on charges of "espionage," as a Ukrainian intelligence officer, according to an FSB report, which is available to UNIAN.


"In the course of espionage action in the city of Moscow, the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation has arrested an officer of the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine's Defense Ministry, Colonel Roman Sushchenko. The citizen of Ukraine deliberately collected information on the activities of the Russian Federation's armed forces and National Guard troops whose leak abroad could do harm to the national defense," the report says.

Ukrinform journalist detained in Russia, lawyer arrives at Moscow jailThe FSB initiated criminal proceedings under Article 276 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (espionage). The investigation is underway.

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