«I do not understand what my husband is accused of because I cannot understand [what the connection is between] treason and journalism,» wife of detained RIA Novosti Ukraine editor-in-chief Irina Vyshinskaya said in an exclusive interview in Kiev on Thursday.
«Five people in civilian clothes came up, grabbed my husband, put him in a car and drove off,» she said, adding that she first learnt... Еще about the detention of Kirill Vyshinsky on the internet.
On Tuesday, the Kiev office of Russian news agency RIA Novosti was raided by Ukrainian Security Services, while the head of the bureau Kirill Vyshynsky was detained earlier in the day.
Vyshynsky is being held on suspicion of treason and criminal proceedings have commenced under Part 1 Article 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, according to the Ukrainian Security Service. The crime carries a sentence of up to 15 years.