Rally at Ukrainian Embassy in Moscow demands release of Russian journalist

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Prominent journalists and officials have rallied in Moscow to demand the release of Russian journalist Kirill Vyshinsky, held in Ukraine for over six months on suspicion of treason. “Free Kirill Vyshinsky!” chanted scores of people who came to support the imprisoned head of RIA Novosti Ukraine news agency on Friday. Margarita Simonyan, the editor-in-chief of RT and Sputnik, as well as Russian media executive Dmitry Kiselev, Russian lawmakers and rights activists took part in the rally near Ukraine’s diplomatic mission in the Russian capital. No one from the embassy came to face the demonstrators.

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