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Foreign Ministry: Another Ukrainian activist detained in occupied Crimea
17:31, 13 January 2017
Foreign Ministry: Another Ukrainian activist detained in occupied Crimea

Andriy Vynohradov is member of the Crimea-based Ukrainian Cultural Centre

17:31, 13 January 2017

112 Agency

Russian FSB, the federal security service, detained another Ukraine’s public activist in the occupied Crimea. Maryana Betsa, the spokeswoman of Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry, reported that on Friday, January 13. However, the authority still doesn’t have enough official information to make the statement on this issue.

‘We are currently trying to get full information about what actually happened…Unfortunately, such situations occur in Crimea almost every day. We heard the news from the media, and currently don’t even know whether it is true or merely another fake created by the Kremlin. None of such cases remain unnoticed; we closely follow all of these situations. We have no full-fledged offices or representatives there, so all data on Crimea comes from human rights activists or reporters. We’ve got to re-check this piece of information and then, we’ll be able to comment on this issue officially,’ Betsa said.  

Andriy Vynohradov, the activist of Ukrainian cultural centre in Simferopol, was detained on January 12; he managed to report the fact of detention during the telephone conversation with his chief Leonid Kuzmin, who, in turn, reported to human right activists in Ukraine.         

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