Vyshynskyi Appeal Hearing in Supreme Court of Ukraine Run
Russian State Human Rights Commissioner Tatyana Moskalkova arrived in Kyiv in order to attend the hearing
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The Appeal Division of Supreme Court of Ukraine started the appeal hearing of the defense of Kyrylo Vyshynskyi, the former manager of RIA Novosti-Ukraine, against the decision of the court to keep him in custody, Depo reported.
Russian State Human Rights Commissioner, Tatyana Moskalkova arrived in Kyiv in order to attend the hearing.
“I would like to watch his health condition myself. And this is highly important,” Moskalkova said to the press at the entrance to the court building.
She noted that she arrived in order to share information about the case to the public.
“Of course, it would like to see how international standards in the procedural sphere are observed… This is an unusual process, indeed because the person under trial is a journalist, a person who fulfilled his professional responsibilities,” Moskalkova added.
Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) detained the manager of RIA Novosti-Ukraine Kyrylo Vyshynskyi in Kyiv in May 2018.
It was established that in spring 2014, when Russia illegally annexed Crimea, Vyshinsky produced anti-Ukrainian materials.
It is also known that he was awarded the medal “For the Return of Crimea” by Vladimir Putin. Vyshinsky, jointly with several other journalists, started actively supporting terrorist organizations in Donbas after his return from Crimea in 2014.
Vyshynskyi is suspected of high treason.