Rada calls OSCE to respond to Ukraine journalist's detention / linkedin

"I'm shocked by the news of the arrest of Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko in Russia. He works as a reporter for Ukrinform [Ukrainian-based state-run news agency] in France, and we have very often met during business trips. He is a smart and professional journalist," she wrote on Facebook.

Read alsoUkrinform journalist detained in Russia, lawyer arrives at Moscow jail"We are waiting for immediate statements from the OSCE and Dunja Mijatovic [OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media], Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland and other structures, who are obliged to protest against the arrest of the Ukrainian journalist in the Russian Federation on evidence-free accusations of 'espionage,'" Gerashchenko said.

"The Ukrainian government demands the immediate release of the journalist," she said.

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