"Kiev made a decision to take revenge on us for the Crimean bridge", Margarita Simonyan, RT's editor-in-chief, said on her Twitter feed.
"To steal a Russian citizen at his place of residence and transfer him to a designated place in Kharkiv region, the ringleader of the attackers hired representatives of local criminals for $23,000".
Gitlianska said the agents of the Security Service of Ukraine, together with the Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, have disclosed the activities of the network of media structures controlled by the Russian Federation. According to the interlocutor, it will be challenging to apply Ukrainian laws to him and accuse him of separatism, because Vyshinsky was not engaged in any such activity. The issue of serving detainees suspicion of committing a crime and choosing against them a preventive measure in the form of detention is being decided.
At the same time, RIA News reported the SBU searches at the RIA News-Ukraine office in the downtown of Kyiv. "Details are to be clarified by the relevant structures operating legally", - said the source.
Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov commented on the searches, the SBU in the office of RIA Novosti - Ukraine.
At the same time, the interlocutors close to the Ukrainian presidential administration said that "there were numerous cases when we detained Russian journalists that arrived in Kiev under the guise of tourists and expelled them".
The Russian Foreign Ministry earlier called on OSCE countries and the Council of Europe, as well as worldwide organizations, to condemn Kiev's policy against the media.
Up to 15 journalists work for RIA Novosti in Ukraine. In December 2017, the UNHCHR noted the alarming trend of the expulsion of foreign journalists from Ukraine, with the label of "propagandists", being the reason for their deportation, and called for more careful consideration of such restrictive measures. In March 2015, 115 Russian media outlets were suspended accreditation by Ukrainian authorities. The Russian Foreign Ministry has called the disconnection of Russian TV channels an attack on media freedom and called on the OSCE, the European Union and the United States to react toughly to this ban, as well as to the deportation of Russian journalists from Ukraine, saying that double standards in this area practiced by the West are unacceptable.