Contents tagged with RIA Novosti

  • Ukraine does not exclude possibility of exchanging Sentsov for RIA Novosti editor-in-chief Vyshinsky

    Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry is considering all possible courses of action to ensure the release of Ukrainian filmmaker and social activist Oleg Sentsov from Russian prison, said Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Mariana Betsa at a briefing on Sentsov’s hunger strike, RBC-Ukraine reports.

    Notably, when asked whether it was possible that Sentsov could be exchanged for Kirill Vyshinsky, the head of RIA Novosti Ukraine who was arrested on charges of high treason, Betsa said, “Anything is possible”. “ …

  • Russia appeals to Council of Europe concerning arrest of RIA Novosti editor-in-chief

    Russia’s Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights has contacted Dunya Mijatović, the Council of Europe’s commissioner on human rights, in connection with the arrest of RIA Novosti-Ukraine editor-in-chief Kirill Vyshinsky in Ukraine, TASS reports.

    “The council expresses extreme concern regarding the situation connected to the arrest of Kirill Vyshinsky and the pressure on his colleague. We ask you, esteemed Ms. Mijatović, to take personal control of this. We consider it necessary …

  • Russia opens criminal case over indictment of the Head of RIA Novosti Ukraine

    Russian Investigative Committee (IC) responded to Ukraine’s detention of RIA Novosti Ukraine’s editor-in-chief, Kirill Vyshinsky. The IC opened a criminal case for obstruction of the journalists’ work and the criminal persecution of a person known to be innocent, as reported by IC’s press service on Wednesday, May 16.

    Vyshinsky obtained Russian citizenship in September 2015. The IC insists that his prosecution in Ukraine is aimed at "preventing him from carrying out his journalistic work." …

  • Ukrainian Security Service summons 47 people for questioning in the RIA Novosti case

    Deputy Chairman of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), Viktor Kononenko, told Ukrainski Novyny that the SBU has sent out 47 summons for questioning for people related to the case of high treason against Chief Editor of RIA Novosti, Kirill Vyshinsky.

    According to Kononenko, interrogations are scheduled to take place soon. He informed media that all searches have been carried out to completion, including investigation of the RIA Novosti-Ukraine office.

    Kirill Vyshinsky was arrested near his …

  • Ukrainian Security Service accuses RIA Novosti Ukraine of state treason

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) stated that the head of RIA Novosti-Ukraine, Kirill Vyshinsky, was accused of state treason, Press Secretary of the Security Service, Olena Hitlyanska reported on Facebook.

    On May 15, the SBU conducted searches in the office of RIA Novosti-Ukraine. Hitlyanska stated that Vyshinsky was detained.

    Earlier, the SBU revealed that, together with the Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the activities of a network of media structures …