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Mothers of Ukrainians captivated in occupied Donbas hold protests near President’s Office

Source : 112 Ukraine

The women demand the release of their children
19:33, 12 June 2020

Mothers of Ukrainians captivated in occupied Donbas hold protests near President’s Office
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About 10 mothers of Ukrainian military and volunteers who remain in captivity in the territory of occupied Donbas organized the lying protest near the President’s Office. They demand from the highest authorities of the country to do everything to release their children. The women complain that nobody else is interested in the release of their sons from the captivity. They are captivated since 2014.

“That's a shame that our children were the first in 2014 to protect the sovereignty of Ukraine. For example, my son Borys did not serve in the army due to the health issues but he went to Poltavska square, was elected as the chair of the self-defense of the region, and stayed at the checkpoints, preventing titushky from crossing Poltava-Kyiv, Poltava-Kharkiv. There were a lot of them, they stood there, then the supplies of the humanitarian aid to the checkpoints started and the aid was provided to the military units. Then, when the guys were needed, they were caught by mass media and when they got in trouble – no friends, no authority. Five years of the horrible authority of Poroshenko. I just got chills when I remember how beaten I was thrown in the police van on May 8, 2017. We started the protest, we legally processed it, we stood 97 days and nights in the dust and asked to be admitted b Poroshenko. He did not admit us; all mothers were beaten and taken to the Pechersky police department. It is painful to remember,” mother of volunteer Lidia Misyurenko said.

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She also added that despite the hot weather, they will continue their lying protest until the representatives come to them.

“A year ago we believed Volodymyr Zelensky and saw that his heart echoes in time. After he became the guarantor of the Constitution of Ukraine, he invited us to the round table on captivated children. We were into it; there was a support of the mothers. Later, our group was closed during the change of power at the President’s Office; they do not need us,” the woman added.

As we reported, the agreement was reached on the discussion of the forming lists for prisoners’ exchange at the session of the Trilateral Contact Group.  

 

 

 

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