Russian special services in the occupied Crimea seek to deprive Mark Feigin of his status of a lawyer. Feigin made a corresponding statement on his Facebook page.

"I'm to be deprived of the status of a lawyer already in December, by the orders of Russian special services, you know who," he wrote.

Feigin added that in this way the Russian authorities intend to "implement an operative scheme for Roman Sushchenko, similar to the one of Sharoiko in Belarus."

Feigin called on the remaining lawyers not to stop fighting for the protection of human rights.

Earlier, the wife of Ukrainian journalist and political prisoner Roman Sushchenko, Anzhelika addressed the first lady of France Brigitte Tronier with a request for help. The translation of the letter from the French was published by attorney Mark Feigin.

Reference: Special correspondent of Ukrainian news agency Ukrinform in France Roman Sushchenko was arrested in Moscow on September 30, 2016 and accused of espionage in the interests of the Ukrainian state. He is kept in the Moscow prison Lefortovo.

Later, during a press conference in Kyiv on May 14, 2017, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that he discussed the issue of the release of journalist Roman Sushchenko with Putin.