14:43 Oct. 27, 2016
Roman Sushchenko is charged with espionage
The Moscow City Court has dismissed the appeal of defense team of a Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko, according to a UNIAN correspondent in Moscow.
The judge announced his decision after the hearing held behind the closed doors.
The Russian FSB detained Roman Sushchenko, a correspondent of Ukrinform news agency, in Moscow on September 30 labelling him a Ukrainian "intelligence officer" who allegedly "deliberately collected classified information on the activities of the armed forces and the national guard of the Russian Federation."
A court in Moscow has ruled to arrest the journalist on espionage charges until November 30. All court hearings in Sushchenko case are held behind closed doors.