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Russian lawyer Mark Feygin has said Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko, illegally convicted in the Russian Federation, was convoyed to a penal colony in Russia's Kirov region.

"Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko has been convoyed to penal colony No. 11 in Kirov region (the town of Kirovo-Chepetsk, the village of Utrobino) 'to serve his sentence,'" the lawyer wrote on Facebook.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, the FSB detained Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko, a correspondent of the Ukrainian Ukrinform news agency, at a Moscow airport upon his arrival on September 30, 2016.

He was charged with "espionage," as the Russian authorities insisted he was an "operative" of Ukraine's intelligence service.

The court started considering the Sushchenko case on March 27, 2018.

On June 4, the Moscow city court sentenced Sushchenko to a 12-year term in a high-security colony.

On September 12, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the ruling, overruling the lawyer's appeal.