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The editor-in-chief of the radio “Echo of Moscow” Alexei Venediktov transmitted a letter from the mother of Kirill Vyshynskyy, prosecuted former editor in chief of "RIA Novosti Ukraina" to President Volodymyr Zelensky, as Interfax-Ukraine reported
"Yesterday, I came in Kyiv to transmit the letter of Kyryl’s mother, to President Zelensky. Today I did it ", - Venediktov told to Interfax.
Venediktov added, the letter was given to him by Vyshynsky’s wife, with whom he had some common friends.
"Apparently, remembering my role in the case (journalist Ivan) Golunov, they appealed to me with such a request. For my part, I found a friend of a new team of the Ukrainian president and recently, I was confirmed that the addressee had received the letter ", Venediktov said.
He added that he would expect the answer within an hour, as Ukrainian side informed him.
Venediktov noted that he did not know the content of the ltter, because it was a "personal letter".
IMI informed, the Podilsky district court in Kyiv has adjourned the hearing on the case of Kyrill Vyshinsky until 15th
of July. Thus, the prosecutors have 12 days more to get to know the case papers.
On May 15th, 2018, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) reported to reveal activity of some media institutions controlled by Russia used as tool within the hybrid war against Ukraine. The SSU detained Kyrylo Vyshynsky, head of RIA novyny Ukraine. He had been charged with high treason.
within the case of Kyrylo Vyshynsky, head of the news agency RIA-novyny-Ukraine, on the merits started on April 4th.
On 15thApril 2019, the prosecutor’s office charged Vyshinsky with publication of 72 articles of anti-Ukrainian orientation.