18:12 06.03.2017

Transportation of Ukrainian prisoners from Crimea to mainland of Ukraine to take place in near future

In Geneva in the framework of the Annual Meeting of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) a meeting of the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights of Ukraine Valeriya Lutkovska and Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatyana Moskalkova has taken place.

"During the meeting the Ombudsmen focused on the issue of implementation of the previous agreements of the parties, in particular, the movement of the Ukrainian citizens, who are serving their sentences in the territory of Crimea, to other institutions for further punishment in the territory of the mainland of Ukraine," the press-service of the Ukrainian Ombudsman said on Monday.

The ministry reminded that during a meeting in June 2016 ombudsmen of Ukraine and Russia agreed to move 18 prisoners from detention facilities of Crimea to mainland Ukraine to further serve their sentences.

"Lutkovska and Moskalkova during their meeting discussed the ways of early technical implementation of previous agreements of such transfers. They reviewed the implementation of procedures for moving by the relevant government authorities of both countries, and the like. The Ombudsmen of Ukraine and the Russian Federation reported that the said movement will occur in the near future," a statement says.

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