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Poroshenko greets Afanasyev, Soloshenko in Kyiv
18:40, 14 June 2016
Poroshenko greets Afanasyev, Soloshenko in Kyiv

President welcomed former political prisoners who returned from prison in Russia

18:40, 14 June 2016

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Head of the Ukrainian state met former political prisoners Hennadiy Afanasyev and Yuriy Soloshenko in Kyiv. As they arrived to hospital in the Ukrainian capital, Petro Poroshenko, First Vice Parliamentary Speaker Iryna Gheraschenko and Presidential press secretary Svyatoslav Tseholko warmly greeted them.   

Ex-detainees thanked the government for their efforts in releasing Ukraine's political prisoners in Russia and shared a thing or two about what they went through in Russia. Besides, Afanasyev turned to journalists asking them to pass the message to the international community that sanctions against Russia should be extended. 

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