Ukraine Sends Russia Three Hundred Diplomatic Notes Demanding Release of Political Prisoners

More than 70 Ukrainian political prisoners are now held in Russia and in the occupied Crimea, including Ukrinform correspondent Roman Sushchenko, who was sentenced to 12 years in a high-security penal colony on trumped up espionage charges

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09.02.2019
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Ukraine has sent Russia hundreds of appeals and about 300 diplomatic notes demanding the release of Ukrainian political prisoners, Radio Liberty reports with reference to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

“Hundreds of appeals and about 300 diplomatic notes have been sent to the Russian side with a demand to release and safeguard the rights and interests of Ukrainian citizens, who were illegally detained in Russia. Our consular officials have made more than 250 visits to our compatriots in the detention facilities,” said the article.

More than 70 Ukrainian political prisoners are now held in Russia and in the occupied Crimea, including Ukrinform correspondent Roman Sushchenko, who was sentenced to 12 years in a high-security penal colony on trumped espionage charges.

Source UATV
date 09.02.2019
categories Prisoners of Kremlin
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