The court granted an appeal to continue the detention of RIA Novosti Ukraine Chief Editor Kyrylo Vyshynsky who is suspected in high treason.
According to this decision, Kyrylo Vyshynsky was immediately released from custody. The precautionary measure was changed from detention to personal obligation.
Kyrylo Vyshynsky was detained in Kyiv on May 15, 2018 after a search at the RIA Novosti Ukraine office, and on May 17, Vyshynsky was detained for two months without bail. He is suspected of treason. According to the SSU, Vyshynsky worked for the aggressor country in the framework of the hybrid information war against Ukraine.
Subsequently, Vyshynsky was informed of a new suspicion of illegal weapons.
On June 1, 2018, the RIA Novosti Chief Editor announced that he had waived his Ukrainian citizenship. Vladimir Putin, for his part, called the “unprecedented” situation with Vyshynsky’s detention.
On March 14, 2019, he was transferred from Kherson to Kyiv. It should be noted that Vyshynsky is on the list of 36 people whom Ukraine is ready to hand over to Russia in exchange for 23 hostages of the Kremlin.
On July 18, 2019, the Office of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated that Ukraine proposes Kremlin to release Kyrylo Vyshynsky and Oleg Sentsov at the same time. Instead, Vyshynsky’s lawyer howled that they don’t promise the exchange — just a release.