Denisova in Moscow to Attend Court Hearing on Ukrainian POWs
Liudmyla Denisova is planning to attend the court proceedings scheduled for April 17, 2019 in Moscow
Photos Facebook/Liudmyla Denisova
Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada Human Rights Commissioner Liudmyla Denisova has arrived in Moscow to participate in “court hearings” in the case of the captured Ukrainian sailors.
As reported by Ukrinform, in a post on her Facebook page, Denisova wrote: “We have arrived in the Russian Federation to participate in court hearings on the extension of the preventive measure for the Ukrainian prisoners of war, which will take place at the Lefortovo court on Wednesday, April 17. We want to support our sailors detained as a result of the act of undisguised aggression by the Russian Federation near the Kerch Strait on November 25, 2019.”
Denisova said that the meeting took place at the Embassy of Ukraine in Moscow with the participation of relatives of detained sailors and consular employees of the embassy.
“They [the employees of the Ukrainian embassy] told us the latest information on the status of the prisoners of war. According to them, the young men are in good moods and expect they will be released,” the ombudsman noted.
Also, at the meeting, relatives asked to her hand over items for the prisoners of war and, according to Denisova, “tomorrow the purchased things will be handed over to our sailors to the Lefortovo detention center.”
On November 25, 2018, Russian security forces seized three Ukrainian Navy vessels near the Kerch Strait and captured 24 Ukrainian servicemen. Three of them were wounded in the attack.
Subsequently, the sailors were taken to Moscow, where they are currently being held in the Lefortovo jail.
On April 17, Moscow’s Lefortovo district court is scheduled to hold hearings on the extension of the detention of the POWs.
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