The Supreme Court of Russia recognized the sentence of the Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko as legitimate. He was sentenced to 12 years in a strict-regime colony. This is reported by UNIAN.
Thus, the appeal of the defenders was rejected in full. Sushchenko noted that he does not agree with the court’s decision and will continue the struggle for his release, including filing a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights. On the eve, Sushchenko wrote a letter to representatives of the Ukrainian diaspora in Latvia where he is preparing to move. The personal correspondent of “Ukrinform” in France Roman Sushchenko was detained on September 30, 2016, in Moscow, where he arrived for a private visit. On June 4, the Moscow City Court found the Ukrainian journalist guilty of espionage and sentenced him to 12 years in a strict regime colony.