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Ukraine arrests journalist for Russian news agency, ramping up tension with Kremlin

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The arrest of Kirill Vyshynsky, a Ukrainian national and head of the Ukrainian branch of the RIA Novosti, Moscow’s lavishly funded propaganda arm that broadcast in dozens of languages, is widely seen here as a response to Russia’s information campaign that began after pro-Western protesters ousted Moscow-friendly President Viktor Yanukovych in 2014.


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