Contents tagged with Prisoners

  • Herashchenko: Poroshenko and US representative Volker will discuss the return of Ukrainian prisoners from their captivity in the Donbas

    One of the issues for the meeting between President Petro Poroshenko and the United States Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations, Kurt Volker, will be the issue of the release of Ukrainian hostages in the occupied Donbas, as well as political prisoners in the Russian Federation, as stated by the Ukrainian representative to the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group, Iryna Herashchenko, Ukrinform reports.

    "The President of Ukraine is working on all of these issues and I …

  • Kyiv: 18 people on Ukrainian prisoner-exchange list refuse to return to separatist republics

    18 people included in the lists for the exchange of prisoners are categorically against being transferred to a territory beyond Ukraine's control, as stated by the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights, Valeriya Lutkovska, UNIAN reports.

    Lutkovska said that the exchange of prisoners within the framework of the Minsk process is now at the stage of clarifying the lists. She noted that 18 people who were included in the exchange lists "categorically refuse to be transferred to the …

  • The Ukrainian SBU is ready to exchange 200 prisoners with the DPR and LPR

    The Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko agreed to sign an Act of Oblivion that will enable authorities to transfer more than 200 persons to the DPR and LPR in exchange for Ukrainian prisoners.

    The Head of the Security Service of Ukraine, Vasyl Hrytsak informed journalists about the details, reported Interfax Ukraine.

    “When will [there] be a swap? I want it to be today, tomorrow. We prepared for a swap. I’ll tell you the truth. And we are ready to swap more than 200 persons who expressed such …

  • DPR separatists sentenced Ukrainian scientist Kozlovskyy to prison

    On May 3, the so-called military tribunal of the DPR sentenced Donetsk scientist-theologian Ihor Kozlovskyy to two years and eight months of imprisonment. This was reported by his son Alexander on Facebook.

    Ihor Kozlovskyy is a Ukrainian scientist with a PhD in historical sciences who taught religious studies at Donetsk National Technical University and the head of the Donetsk branch of the Ukrainian Association of Theologists. Neither Ihor Kozlovskyy’s age nor the disabled son in his care was …

  • Media: Representatives of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic are visiting Ukrainian prisons

    Representatives of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic are already visiting Ukrainian prisons to verify convicts and detainees held there for crimes against Ukraine, as reported by Hromadske TV, citing sources in the Ukrainian government.

    According to the media, the process of verifying convicts and detainees from the self-proclaimed DPR who are being held in prison for crimes against Ukraine is already under way, and representatives of the "republic" have already visited several …

  • Ukrainian Special Operations Forces confirmed that two individuals captured by LPR are their employees

    The Ukrainian military members, detained by the LPR and accused of killing the so-called head of the People's Militia of the Republic, Oleg Anashchenko, are servicemen from the Special Operations Forces (SOF) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as reported by the press service of the SOF.

    "On March 10, 2017, the representatives of the so-called MGB (Ministry of the State Security) of the self-proclaimed republic, which controls a part of the Luhansk region of our state, posted a video of the …

  • 18 prisoners from the Crimea will be handed over to Ukraine

    Ukrainian and Russian ombudsmen, Valeriya Lutkovska and Tatyana Moskalkova, agreed to transfer 18 Ukrainian prisoners from the annexed Crimea to Ukraine. The parties agreed on this in Geneva on March 6th as part of the annual meeting of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions, the press service of the Ukrainian Ombudsman reported.

    "During the meeting of the ombudsmen, special attention was paid to the implementation of previous agreements made by the parties, in particular, …

  • Ukrainian journalist: thousands of Russian mercenaries are held in prisons in separatist republics

    Thousands of people are currently in prisons in the separatist republics. The majority of these prisoners are separatist fighters or civilians or the civilians. Journalist Denis Kazansky provides this this statistics citing a Russian national, Anastasia Mikhailovskaya, who identifies herself as a human rights activist and representative of the late Doctor Liza, the renowned Russian humanitarian worker and charity activist.

    Mikhailovskaya recently raised the issue about the real number of …

  • Herashchenko: Russia blocked the implementation of the Minsk agreements, waiting for a change of leadership in the US and EU

    Russia blocked the implementation of the Minsk Agreement, as it anticipates a new and more loyal U.S. administration and a leadership change in several European countries, as stated by Iryna Herashchenko, the First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, and a representative in the humanitarian subgroup of the Minsk process.

    Herashchenko stated on her Facebook page that, "The implementation of the Minsk agreements was blocked by Russia and their puppet 'leaders of the republics' not only …

  • Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk: Separatists are blocking the exchange of prisoners

    On January 16, this year's first meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group on the peaceful settlement of the situation in the Donbas was held in Minsk. Iryna Herashchenko, Member of the Ukrainian humanitarian subgroup said that representatives of separate areas of Donetsk and Luhansk (ORDLO) are blocking the release of the hostages. The separatists have apparently stepped up attempts to exclude her from the negotiating process.

    On her Facebook page Iryna Herashchenko wrote, "Despite the call of …