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The ministry insists that Sushchenko was detained in Russia on made-up allegations.

Russia's judiciary has once against ignored procedural requests by the defense of the Ukrainian citizen and the consul of Ukraine that the journalist's pre-trial restriction be changed for house arrest, it said.

Read alsoVladimir Putin asked to release Roman Sushchenko"Accompanied by the provocative nature of his detention and groundless accusations against Roman, it clearly demonstrates that politically motivated cases against Ukrainian citizens who are illegally held on remand in Russia are an integral part of the hybrid warfare waged by the aggressor state against Ukraine and its people," the ministry said.

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It also demands that Russia stop arbitrariness against illegally detained citizens of Ukraine, immediately free Sushchenko and return him to Ukraine.

The Lefortovo District Court of Moscow on April 26 extended Sushchenko's remand period until June 30, 2017.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) on September 30 detained an Ukrinform correspondent, Roman Sushchenko, in Moscow, labeling him as 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.