Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova called the trial of RIA Novosti Ukraine editor-in-chief Kirill Vyshynsky ‘a circus’ that ‘oversteps any reasonable boundaries’ at her weekly briefing in Moscow on Thursday.
«It is terrible discrimination towards a representative of the media, it is just the humiliation of the journalist, humiliation of Ukraine itself and Kirill Vyshinsky has... Еще already said this in court yesterday. And, of course, the international community should pay close attention to this issue,» she claimed.
It was announced in Kiev’s Podolsky court on Wednesday that the prosecution decided to change two prosecutors on the day of the hearing. The journalist’s hearing has been postponed until 15 July.
During the press-briefing, Zakharova also said that Russian Ministry of International Affairs ‘presented a note protesting against the use of materials’ on the G20 summit website, in which Japan demarcates the south Kuril Islands as its territory. The Russian spokeswoman said that it happened due to the ‘G20 Chairperson’s abuse of authority with the aim of promoting unsupported territorial claims to our country’.