EU does not believe Russia's charges against Sushchenko, - Head of Delegation Mingarelli

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The European Union does not believe that Russia-detained Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko has been involved in espionage.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Interfax-Ukraine, this was announced by Head of EU Delegation in Ukraine Hugues Mingarelli.

He said the EU condemns the detention in Moscow of Ukrinform journalist Roman Sushchenko, charged with espionage, and does not believe the charges.

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As previously reported, members of Moscow's Public Monitoring Commission found Ukrinform news agency correspondent Roman Sushchenko in Lefortovo prison Oct. 2. The Lefortovo court of Moscow remanded the journalist in a two-month custody on charges of espionage (article 276 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) the following day.

Ukraine's Information Policy Ministry also confirmed the detention of Sushchenko. The ministry said its legal department was collecting necessary information on the circumstances and reasons for the detention.

In turn, the FSB claims Ukrainian journalist Sushchenko is an agent of the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine's MoD.