TFR filed a case over the detention of the editor-in-chief “RIA Novosti Ukraine”
The investigative Committee of Russia (TFR) opened a criminal case on detention in Kiev, the chief editor of the Agency “RIA Novosti Ukraine” Kirill Vyshinsky, suspected of treason and Subversion against Ukraine.
As stated by the CCJ, Mr. Wyszynski was illegally prosecuted. The Agency considers that the Ukrainian authorities hinder the professional activities of a journalist “by being forced to abandon the dissemination of objective information about events in Russia and Ukraine related to the legitimacy of joining the Russian Federation the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, its further economic and social development, as well as the negative effects of the armed conflict in the South-East of Ukraine.”
The case was initiated under article 144 of the criminal code (obstructing the lawful activities of a journalist) of article 299 of the criminal code (attraction obviously innocent person to criminal liability).
On the eve of the security Service of Ukraine conducted searches in the editorial office of “RIA Novosti” in Kiev. As it became known””, Kirill Vyshinsky was transferred to Kherson for election of a measure of restraint. Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow “will not wait with the response” to the actions of Kiev. Russia has sent two notes of the MFA of Ukraine in connection with the detention of the journalist.