Lawyer Feygin admits Sushchenko's swap for spy prosecuted in Ukraine

12:44, 01 November 2016
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Mark Feygin, the Russian lawyer of Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko, who has been arrested in Russia, predicts that his client's case may end with the exchange for a person who is prosecuted in Ukraine, according to TV Channel 112 Ukraine.

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"I have a feeling this will end with the exchange at their [Russia's] initiative for some spy or not spy, who is in Ukraine and has already been prosecuted. It is important to us that this is a figure with a clear background and a public name," he said.

Read alsoSushchenko lawyer not allowed to leave RussiaAs UNIAN reported earlier, the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation on September 30 detained Ukrinform journalist Roman Sushchenko in Moscow, labeling him a Ukrainian intelligence officer who allegedly "deliberately collected classified information on the activities of the Russian armed forces and the national guard."

The criminal case was filed on "espionage" charges.

A court in Moscow ruled to arrest the Ukrainian journalist until November 30. All court hearings on the Sushchenko case are held behind closed doors.

On October 27, Moscow's City Court found this arrest lawful.

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