Contents tagged with Prisoners
Kyiv: Russia still holds nearly 100 Ukrainian political prisoners
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has urged the global community to put pressure on Russia to release all of the political prisoners it is holding in Russia and the occupied territories. In a post on Facebook, the department said that roughly 100 Ukrainians will be “celebrating” Christmas in Russian prisons. In both Russia and Ukraine, the Orthodox Church celebrates Christmas on January 7, in accordance with the Julian calendar.
“Several Ukrainian political prisoners have been released and …
Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap delayed because of charges against Ukrainian sailors
Russia and Ukraine could use a new approach to criminal cases in their prisoner exchange, the newspaper Kommersant reported, citing a source close to the negotiation process.
According to the initial arrangement, the prisoner swap was meant to take place on September 1. Kommersant notes that the format has been expanded to 35 prisoners from each side. The newspaper’s source explained that problems emerged because the countries could not agree on the legal basis for releasing and transferring …
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 …