Russian Ombudswoman Tatyana Moskalkova will arrive in Kiev to attend the hearing of RIA Novosti Ukraine Editor-in-Chief Kirill Vyshinsky’s case on Monday, the Russian embassy in Ukraine told TASS.
"Russian Ombudswoman Tatyana Moskalkova will arrive in Kiev today, on July 15, to attend the hearing of Vyshinsky’s case," a spokesperson for the embassy said.
The Ukrainian Security Service detained Vyshinsky on May 15, 2018 on the charges of treason and illegal gun trafficking. The Kherson city court arrested him for 2 months on May 17, and later the arrest was extended several times. Vyshinsky denies all the charges brought against him. If convicted, he will face a jail term of up to 15 years.
On July 3, Kiev’s Podolsky District Court postponed the hearing of the case to July 15 following the appointment of a new team of prosecutors who needed time to study the materials of the case, including the indictment.