People bringing flowers to Russian Foreign Ministry in memory of late Ambassador ChurkinRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 20, 23:55
US envoy to UN pays tribute to Churkin’s ‘great skill’ in advocating Russia's positionWorld February 20, 23:29
Energy minister says Russia outpaces its February schedule of oil production cutBusiness & Economy February 20, 23:02
Russian UN envoy Vitaly Churkin’s death is big loss for Russia, premier saysRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 20, 22:52
Colleagues mourn Russia's ambassador to UN as 'diplomatic giant and wonderful character'World February 20, 21:58
Putin offers condolences over UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin’s deathRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 20, 21:21
Russia’s Foreign Ministry lost outstanding diplomat — spokeswoman on UN envoy’s deathRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 20, 20:54
Russia's ambassador to UN Vitaly Churkin diesRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 20, 20:24
Antimonopoly service orders Apple to open official service center in Russia by May 1Business & Economy February 20, 20:18
MOSCOW, October 7. /TASS/. The investigation has presented official charges with espionage to Ukraine’s citizen Roman Sushchenko, his lawyer Mark Feigin told TASS on Friday.
"Charges have been presented," the lawyer said. "The investigator continues presenting the background."
The court had earlier authorized Sushchenko’s detention until November 30 on suspicion of espionage.
As the Center for Public Relations of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) said, Roman Sushchenko, allegedly a staff member of the main intelligence department of Ukraine’s Defense Ministry, had been detained while conducting an espionage operation. According to the center, "the Ukrainian national was purposefully collecting information on the Russian Armed Forces and National Guard, constituting state secrets, the disclosure of which could have undermined Russia’s defense capabilities."
However, Sushchenko has pleaded not guilty. According to his lawyer Mark Feygin, his client is a reporter of the Ukrinform news agency in France and he came to Moscow on vacation to visit his relatives. The Ukrainian news agency confirmed this information saying that Sushchenko had been a staff member since 2002 and was "a journalist with a long-term impeccable professional reputation."