Supreme court has to examine complaint of editor-in-chief RIA Novyny-Ukraine
On the 23rd of January, the Cassation Criminal Supreme court is to examine the complaint the lodged by Kyrylo Vychynsky, chief of RIA-Novyny-Ukraine news agency. The journalist is complaining about illegitimacy of his detention, as to Ukrinform news agency. He is charged with high treason.
As IMI reported, on the 17th of January Kherson local court had prolonged the term of detention of Vychynsky until the 16th of February. On the 14th of January, the Appeal court of Khesron region upheld the decision to prolong detention term as a preventive measure of Vychynsky until the 27th of January.
On the 15th of May 2018, the SBU reported to have detected the activity of some media institutions working under the control of Russia, state aggressor which acted with the purpose to continue the hybrid media war against Ukraine. SBU had searched the office of RIA-Novyny-Ukraine in Kyiv and detained its chief Kryrylo Vychynsky. The criminal proceedings are instituted under the Article 111 of Criminal code of Ukraine (high treason).