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Court extends Russian editor's arrest until 19 September

The next session is scheduled for 16 September.

Court extends Russian editor's arrest until 19 September
Kyrylo Vyshynskyy
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Kyiv's Pecherskyy district court has extended the arrest of the head of the Russian news agency RIA Novosti-Ukraine and high treason suspect, Kyrylo Vyshynskyy, until 19 September, according to Censor.net.

His defence petitioned for release on personal recognisance. The prosecution objected and requested an extension of the arrest, which was granted.

The next court session is scheduled for 16 September.

Yesterday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's press secretary suggested Vyshynskyy could be exchanged for Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov convicted in Russia for what is widely seen as political charges. Russian ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova said that she does not see why Vyshynskyy should be exchanged for Ukrainian political prisoners and that he must be released as is.

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