MOSCOW, August 24. /Basereporter.com/. The foreign Ministry will keep monitoring the situation around the arrested in Ukraine the Russian journalist Kirill Vyshinsky and to render him all possible assistance, but there is no reason to hope for improvement of its provisions. This is stated in a statement on Friday comments by the Russian foreign Ministry.
“There is no reason to hope for improvement and bringing it in line with Ukraine’s international obligations, the excess was evidenced by the refusal of the court of appeal to release Wyszynski on bail – said in depodesta. Continues the actual infringement of the rights of Russian journalists, whom the authorities refused meetings with Russian consular officers, referring to the availability in addition to Russian and Ukrainian citizenship”.
“We believe that all the cases of impeding the activities of journalists and media workers regardless of their nationality and citizenship must be strongly condemned by the world community, – emphasized in the comments. – Russian foreign Ministry will keep monitoring the situation and render all possible assistance to Vyshinsky”.
In office, the situation with the prisoner in Kiev on trumped-up charges of treason by the head of the portal “RIA Novosti – Ukraine” Wyszynski Moscow believes “absolutely intolerable”. “We emphasize that we are talking about a man who performed and implemented journalistic activities openly and on the basis of the relevant laws of the host country when full respect and observance of journalistic ethics, – said in depodesta, drawing attention to the fact that the Russian journalist detained for 100 days. In this July 11, the measure was extended to 20 Sep Kherson city court in violation of the Ukrainian legislation. The court of first instance has exceeded the maximum term of prolongation of arrest which was acknowledged by the court of appeal decision, which reduced it to 8 September.
The Russian foreign Ministry recalled that the OSCE representative on freedom of the media, Harlem Desir, the Council of Europe Commissioner for human rights Dunja Mijatovic, the representatives of journalistic and human rights organizations have already expressed their concern in connection with the application to Vyshinsky in the framework of the consideration of his case such drastic measures. The Ukrainian authorities were urged to “refrain from imposing unreasonable restrictions on the work of foreign journalists, as this has a negative impact on the dissemination of information and freedom of the media”. In accordance with the Helsinki final act participating States of the OSCE must not only facilitate the creation, but also to improve journalists from one participating countries conditions for the exercise of their professional activities in another member state.
However, the commentary indicates, “the Kiev authorities continue to exert undue pressure on Russian media, preventing the different channels, Internet portals, radio stations, print publications and other media resources”.