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"At 13:00 on April 26, the Lefortovo court will consider the motion of the investigation to extend the arrest of Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko," Feygin said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) on September 30, 2016, detained in Moscow an Ukrinform correspondent, Roman Sushchenko, labeling him a Ukrainian intelligence officer who allegedly "deliberately collected classified information on activities of the armed forces and the national guard of the Russian Federation." Sushchenko was officially charged with espionage.

Moscow's Lefortovo court ruled to arrest the journalist until November 30, 2016.

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Read alsoVladimir Putin asked to release Roman SushchenkoAll court hearings in the Sushchenko case were held behind closed doors.

On October 27, 2016, the Moscow City Court upheld the initial ruling on Sushchenko's arrest.

On November 28, 2016, ruled to prolong the arrest until January 30, 2017.

Read alsoUkraine MFA: Number of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia increasesOn January 25, 2017, Moscow's Lefortovo district court decided to keep Sushchenko in custody until April 30, 2017.

On February 14, 2017, the Moscow City Court upheld the ruling on Sushchenko's arrest.