The Federal Service of Security of the Russian Federation suspects journalist Roman Suschenko of the Ukrinform national news agency of espionage. This is said in a statement by the Russian news agency TASS, Ukrainian News Agency reports. The statement reads that Ukrainian journalist Roman Suschenko was arrested in Moscow during a spy action. The Federal Service of Security of the Russian Federation, according to TASS, says Roman Suschenko is a staff officer of the Chief Intelligence Department of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine and has a ranking among Ukrainian mid-sized commercial banks of colonel. The statement reads that Roman Suschenko was collecting information of the state secret of Russia regarding activities of the armed forces of Russia and the national guard of Russia. The Federal Service of Security of the Russian Federation has instituted criminal proceedings under article 276 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (espionage). As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and the Information Policy Ministry are finding out circumstances of the arrest of Ukrinform journalist Roman Suschenko in Russia. The Ukrinform news agency called the arrest of journalist Roman Suschenko a provocation. Mark Feygin intended to demand a meeting with journalist Roman Suschenko in the morning of Monday. According to Russian media reports, Ukrinform journalist Roman Suschenko is held in the Lefortovo remand prison in Moscow.