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Tsymbalyuk unaware whether he is prosecuted in Russia

08.02.2022, 17:40

Ukrainian journalist Roman Tsymbalyuk does not know whether he is being prosecuted in Russia for allegedly violating Russian legislation on inciting ethnic hatred, as his lawyer Mykola Polozov has not received a response from prosecutors.

Tsymbalyuk said this in an interview with Ukrainian Pravda , as Ukrinform reported.

“On December 24, Mykola Polozov, our well-known Ukrainian-Russian lawyer, went to the prosecutor's office of the Central Administrative District of Moscow, and it turned out that three women prosecutors were to wait for me there. And none of them came. And, of course, I am upset about this,” the journalist said when asked about the summons in December 2021 to the prosecutor's office in Moscow to provide explanations and allegedly initiate proceedings.

According to the journalist, the lawyer "wrote a request to find out if there is any persecution under Russian law. There is no answer yet. "

Tsymbalyuk believes that there will actually be no persecution, because a) I am in Ukraine, b) they understood it. They were worried for a month about why I left. "

As IMI reported, on January 3, Roman Tsymbalyuk announced that he had left Russia due to a threat to personal security.

As IMI reported, on December 14, Roman Tsymbalyuk said that the proceedings would have been launched against him by the administration of the president of the Russian Federation.

His lawyer Mykola Polozov said that in Russia the journalist was accused of extremism, several administrative cases were to be initiated against him.

Ukrainian journalist Roman Tsymbalyuk was summoned for questioning by the Moscow prosecutor's office on December 24 on charges of inciting animosity and hatred against Russians. According to the text of the Russian prosecutor's office, Tsymbalyuk spoke aggressively against Russia on his YouTube channel.

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