Russia jails Ukrainian journalist

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A journalist protests against the detention in Russia of Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko, whom Russian federal security service accused of being a spy. reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian court sentenced a Ukrainian journalist, Roman Sushchenko, to 12 years in a maximum security prison on Monday after convicting him of spying in a case his lawyer and Ukraine said was fabricated for political reasons. Relations between Moscow and Kiev have been tense since 2014 when a popular uprising drove a pro-Russian president from power. Russia went on to annex Crimea from Ukraine backed by a pro-Russian separatist insurgency.

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