Detained Ria Novosti Editor-in-Chief Kirill Vyshinsky made a statement directed at Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, in which he renounced his Ukrainian citizenship, during a hearing at the Kherson Regional Court of Appeal on Friday. «I address him with a statement of renouncing my Ukrainian citizenship, and I ask to forward this statement to the president's administration,» said Vyshinsky... Еще. He also appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin with «a plea to take all the necessary measures for my immediate release and provision of legal protection.» During the hearing, Vyshinsky also expressed his opinion that the reason behind his detention is that Ukrainian authorities «need a person for an exchange.» The court rejected Vyshinsky's appeal against his two-month arrest. Vyshinsky was remanded in custody without bail for 60 days by the Kherson City Court on May 17. Vyshinsky 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.