MOSCOW, April 17 (RAPSI) – Russia’s ombudsman Tatiana Moskalkova has discussed a case of journalist Kirill Vyshinsky detained in Ukraine on treason charges with United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, Moskalkova’s press service has told RAPSI.

This problem has become one of the main issues discussed with Bachelet as part of Moskalkova’s visit to the U.S. Moreover, Russia’s Human Rights Commissioner gave her an official letter containing an application for aid, according to Moskalkova.

Vyshinsky has been arrested and detained in Ukraine on suspicion of treason. His detention has been repeatedly extended ever since.

Moskalkova has repeatedly requested international organizations including UN, Council of Europe and Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to speak in defense of the Russian journalist. According to the ombudsman, the case against Vyshinsky and his detention are illegal.

Russian President Vladimir Putin previously said that Vyshinsky was arrested and detained for his professional journalistic activities. He also called this policy of Ukrainian authorities unprecedented and inadmissible.