Contents tagged with RIA Novosti

  • Editor-in-chief of RIA Novosti-Ukraine accused of illegal possession of weapons

    The editor-in-chief of the Ukrainian of RIA Novosti- Ukraine,Kirill Vyshinsky,  who was previously indicted in Ukraine on charges of treason,  has been accused of illegal possession of weapons, stated press-secretary of the Prosecutor General Larisa Sargan.

    “Vyshinsky was indicted on another criminal offense, part 1 page 263 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (unlawful acquisition, storage of firearms and ammunition) ”,- she wrote on her Facebook page.

    Sargan recalled, that during searches of …

  • Putin discusses detention of RIA Novosti Ukraine Editor-in-Chief with Poroshenko

    Russian President Vladimir Putin asserts that he and Poroshenko conferred over the case of the RIA Novosti Ukraine Editor-in-Chief, Kirill Vyshinsky, during a telephone conversation.

    Putin said that he discussed with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko the possibility of extraditing Kirill Vyshinsky, Editor-in-Chief of RIA Novosti-Ukraine, to Russia. According to Putin, "the fate of the Russian journalist" was brought up during the last telephone conversation between the heads of state.

    "We …

  • RIA Novosti journalist claims Ukrainian Security Service tried to recruit her

    RIA Novosti correspondent in Lithuania Irina Vysokovich said that the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) tried to recruit her. This supposedly took place on June 1 in Kherson, where she had gone to cover the trial of Kirill Vyshinsky, head of RIA Novosti Ukraine, RIA Novosti reports.

    According to Vysokovich, unknown persons in civilian clothes approached her at the entrance to the court hall, after which one of the women started accusing her of working for the First Baltic TV channel, which is …

  • Head of RIA Novosti Ukraine refuses Ukrainian citizenship in court

    Kirill Vyshinsky, head of the publication RIA Novosti Ukraine and a suspect of high treason, publicly refused his Ukrainian citizenship in favor of his Russian citizenship, which he received in 2015, during a trial in the Kherson Oblast Appeals Court.

    "I appeal [for help] to [Ukrainian] President [Petro] Poroshenko regarding my withdrawal from Ukrainian citizenship and ask you to transfer this statement to the presidential administration. From this moment, I consider myself only a citizen of …

  • Ukraine does not exclude possibility of exchanging Sentsov for RIA Novosti editor-in-chief Vyshinsky

    Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry is considering all possible courses of action to ensure the release of Ukrainian filmmaker and social activist Oleg Sentsov from Russian prison, said Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Mariana Betsa at a briefing on Sentsov’s hunger strike, RBC-Ukraine reports.

    Notably, when asked whether it was possible that Sentsov could be exchanged for Kirill Vyshinsky, the head of RIA Novosti Ukraine who was arrested on charges of high treason, Betsa said, “Anything is possible”. “ …

  • Russia appeals to Council of Europe concerning arrest of RIA Novosti editor-in-chief

    Russia’s Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights has contacted Dunya Mijatović, the Council of Europe’s commissioner on human rights, in connection with the arrest of RIA Novosti-Ukraine editor-in-chief Kirill Vyshinsky in Ukraine, TASS reports.

    “The council expresses extreme concern regarding the situation connected to the arrest of Kirill Vyshinsky and the pressure on his colleague. We ask you, esteemed Ms. Mijatović, to take personal control of this. We consider it necessary …

  • Russia opens criminal case over indictment of the Head of RIA Novosti Ukraine

    Russian Investigative Committee (IC) responded to Ukraine’s detention of RIA Novosti Ukraine’s editor-in-chief, Kirill Vyshinsky. The IC opened a criminal case for obstruction of the journalists’ work and the criminal persecution of a person known to be innocent, as reported by IC’s press service on Wednesday, May 16.

    Vyshinsky obtained Russian citizenship in September 2015. The IC insists that his prosecution in Ukraine is aimed at "preventing him from carrying out his journalistic work." …

  • Ukrainian Security Service summons 47 people for questioning in the RIA Novosti case

    Deputy Chairman of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), Viktor Kononenko, told Ukrainski Novyny that the SBU has sent out 47 summons for questioning for people related to the case of high treason against Chief Editor of RIA Novosti, Kirill Vyshinsky.

    According to Kononenko, interrogations are scheduled to take place soon. He informed media that all searches have been carried out to completion, including investigation of the RIA Novosti-Ukraine office.

    Kirill Vyshinsky was arrested near his …

  • Ukrainian Security Service accuses RIA Novosti Ukraine of state treason

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) stated that the head of RIA Novosti-Ukraine, Kirill Vyshinsky, was accused of state treason, Press Secretary of the Security Service, Olena Hitlyanska reported on Facebook.

    On May 15, the SBU conducted searches in the office of RIA Novosti-Ukraine. Hitlyanska stated that Vyshinsky was detained.

    Earlier, the SBU revealed that, together with the Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the activities of a network of media structures …