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Lukashevich urged Kiev to release immediately Vyshinsky - RIA Novosti, 11.10.2018


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VIENNA, 11 Oct – RIA Novosti. The permanent representative of Russia to OSCE Alexander Lukashevich urged the Ukrainian authorities to release immediately the head of the portal of RIA Novosti Ukraine of Kirill Vyshinsky.© the RIA Novosti / Stringer to Pass into an image bank the Lawyer responded to messages about what for Vyshinsky is asked 12 years tyurmyrany the representative of the Ukrainian prosecutor's office Igor Ponochovny told the Ukrainian News agency that the prosecutor's office will demand "at least" 12 years of prison for Vyshinsky. "Freedom of speech is still limited, journalists are pursued. Under arrest on a trumped-up case there is an editor-in-chief of RIA Novosti Ukraine Kirill Vyshinsky. Again we urge the OSCE Representative on freedom of media Harlem Desir to keep the matter in the center of attention, and the Ukrainian authorities – immediately to release the journalist without any conditions" — Lukashevich at a meeting of post-council of OSCE said. Vyshinsky is nearly 150 days under arrest on charge of Kiev of support of the self-proclaimed republics of Donbass and treason. Do not allow the Russian consular workers to it, referring to the fact that Vyshinsky has the Ukrainian citizenship. In the MFA of Russia characterized actions of Kiev concerning RIA Novosti Ukraine as an arbitrariness. The Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov called them unacceptable. The Embassy of Russia sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine two notes with the requirement to stop violence over members of the media. © REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko Arrests, murders, deportation. Why to be a journalist in Ukraine опасноПрезидент Russia Vladimir Putin said that Vyshinsky was arrested "for his direct professional activity, for implementation of its journalistic function", and emphasized that Vyshinsky's arrest — "absolutely unprecedented and absolutely inadmissible policy of today's Ukrainian governors, it has to find the corresponding reflection in reaction of journalistic community and the international human rights organizations". He also hoped that it will be possible to achieve Vyshinsky's release, including by means of pressure upon Ukraine of the international organizations. The OSCE Representative concerning freedom of media Harlem Desir expressed serious concern in connection with actions of the Ukrainian authorities concerning RIA Novosti Ukraine in Kiev. He reminded that, "according to the Helsinki final act, member countries of OSCE undertook obligations to advance the conditions allowing journalists from one member country of a message the professional activity in another".© RIA Novosti / Vitaly Podvitsky СМИтают dissent

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