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 SBU raids Kyiv-based office of Russian RIA Novosti news outlet: journalist Kyrylo Vyshynskyi detained

Chief Editor for the Ukrainian arm of the Russian RIA Novosti news agency Kyrylo Vyshynskyi was detained after Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) initiated search in the news outlet’s office.

The SBU press office told DetectorMedia, Censor.NET reports.

SBU said that its operatives raided Vyshynskyi’s apatrment and office of the news outlet. RIA Novosti reported that the journalist was allegedly detained at the street outside his house.

The journalist’s Facebook page says that he works at RIA Novosti-Ukraine while he was previously an employee of the ICTV channel.

It is also noteworthy that RIA Novosti-Ukraine newsfeed has not been updated since 9:26 a.m. today.

Spokesperson for the SBU Olena Hitlianska commented on the reports about search at the office of RIA Novosti-Ukraine: "Dear journalists, I cannot answer all your phone calls. Therefore, I confirm that the search is indeed underway at the office of RIA Novosti-Ukraine. The agency’s head has been detained. We have collected well-founded evidence which we are going to make public upon conclusion of the investigation. So I'm asking you all to wait for a couple of hours!" she wrote.

Hitlianska earlier reported that the SBU exposed a network of Ukraine-based media outlets secretly controlled by the Russian Federation.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3066115