Tsymbaliuk Received Letter from Sushchenko Sent Several Months Ago
Multiple governments and institutions have demanded Sushchenko be released
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Ukrainian journalist, correspondent of the UNIAN agency in Russia Roman Tsymbaliuk received a letter from a Ukrainian political prisoner in Russia correspondent of Ukrinform agency Roman Sushchenko, Tsymbaliuk wrote about this on Facebook, Ukrinform reported.
“I received a letter from Sushchenko. Roma chose an issue-relevant envelope. There are a lot of irony, jokes, memories, and thoughts about the future inside. Write letters [to him]. It’s as nice as getting an answer. This type of correspondence is rarely used now. This letter was on its way to me for several months,” Tsymbaliuk wrote.
On June 27, exactly 1,000 days passed since the day of the illegal detention of Sushchenko in Russia.
The correspondent of Ukrinform, Roman Sushchenko, was detained in violation of international rules on Sep 30, 2016, in Moscow, where he arrived on a private trip. On October 7, 2016, he was charged with under fake accusations of ‘espionage.’ The FSB of Russia stated that Sushchenko is an employee of the Main Directorate of the Intelligence Service of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. Ukrainian Intelligence has denied this.
The Moscow court sentenced Sushchenko to 12 years imprisonment in a colony of the strict regime on June 4, 2018. On Sep 12, the Supreme Court of Russia recognized this decision as lawful. In November, Sushchenko was transferred to the colony №11 in the Kirov region (Kirovo-Chepetsk, the village of Utrobino), where he is kept for now.
The US State Department, the EU, the European Parliament, the OSCE, PACE, UN committees, the Sejm of Poland, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry and others have urged Russia to release Roman Sushchenko.
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