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Moscow Formally Protests Journalist's Arrest in Ukraine

Moscow is protesting the arrest of a journalist in Ukraine, and the Council of Europe and other human rights groups have expressed concern.


Ukraine's domestic security agency, the SBU, detained Kirill Vyshinskiy, the head of the Ukraine office of Russia's RIA Novosti news agency, on treason charges. His arrest followed SBU raids of the Kyiv offices of RIA Novosti and RT television Tuesday.


The agency alleges the Russian state-funded media outlets were being “used as tools in a hybrid war against Ukraine.”


The Kremlin denounced Ukraine's action as an attack on media freedom,...


Published By: Africa.. - Wednesday, 16 May

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