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Only international pressure can help release Ukrinform journalist detained in Russia – lawyer

Lawyer Nikolay Polozov says that only international pressure can help release Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko, who has been detained in Moscow on charges of "espionage," from Russia's grip
Only international pressure can help release Ukrinform journalist detained in Russia – lawyer

“At first, we need to see the condition Sushchenko is in. Secondly, the nuances that relate to his case, then it will be possible to build some further tactics. International pressure is the only way that works to release at least someone from the Russian Federation’s grip. There is no other way,” he said on 112 Ukraine TV Channel, UNIAN reports.

According to Polozov, Russia’s FSB Federal Security Service is trying to gain time to psychologically break Sushchenko.

“First of all, the FSB is trying to gain time in order to psychologically break Sushchenko and make him cooperate with the investigators. If there is an independent lawyer, it will be virtually impossible to do that. It is important to establish the first contact. It is necessary to get to the detention center’s territory. I guess it will be quite difficult,” he added.
It should be recalled that the Russian court ruled two months arrest to Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko detained in Moscow on charges of “espionage”.