The Director of “RIA Novosti Ukraine” Kirill Vyshinsky, suspected of treason, filed a petition for a meeting with Russian Ombudsman Tatiana Moskalkova. It has declared itself Moskalkova, reports TASS.”
“According to the lawyer of the journalist I know that August 20, Kirill Vyshinsky has prepared a petition for the organization of a meeting with me and on August 21 the document was forwarded to the investigator. I want to believe that this time the Ukrainian authorities will allow Cyril to exercise their right to meet with a representative of the country whose citizen he is,” – said the Ombudsman.
She also recalled that earlier, during a visit to Kiev to meet with Wyszynski failed. Also Vyshinsky not allowed the Russian Consul.
Moskalkova stressed that the Russian side “obvious” innocence of Vyshinsky. Kiev while accusing of trying to “create a situation in which it would be possible to put the question of the exchange of the Russian journalist on convicted citizens of Ukraine”.
As a reminder, Cyril Vyshinsky was arrested may 15 on suspicion of treason. Two days later, on may 17, the Kherson city court arrested him for 2 months. Vyshinsky himself said that he refused from the citizenship of Ukraine, and asks for help from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The investigation alleges that in the spring of 2014, the General Director of MIA “Russia today” Dmitry Kiselev was appointed Wyszynski, head of the Ukrainian representative of this structure. Then the journalist went to the Crimea, where the task of the management of MIA “Russia today” has been directly involved in propaganda campaigns aimed at support of the annexation and the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation.
After the so-called “referendum” Vyshinsky returned to Kiev, where he attracted subordinates journalists to write materials in favor of “L/DNR”.
On 2 July the first Vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko announced the names of 23 prisoners or detainees in Ukraine Russian citizens, among them Vyshinsky, which Kiev is ready to exchange for Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia and annexed Crimea.