Ukraine has sent Russia hundreds of messages and 300 diplomatic notes demanding to release and to protect the rights and interests of citizens of Ukraine illegally kept in Russia. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine reports this, according to Radio Freedom.
“Russia has received over hundreds of messages and 300 diplomatic notes from Ukraine with demands to release and to protect the rights and interests of citizens of Ukraine illegally kept in Russia. More than 250 times the consular officials visited our Ukrainian political prisoners in the places for punishment”, the report said.
According to the report, the diplomats provided the political prisoners with the consular and legal consultations, brought them their letters and messages as well as food and the basic necessities.
As we reported earlier, Russia took more than 70 political prisoners of Ukraine, 24 of them were servicemen, who had been detained near Crimea by the Russian militants.
At least 30 persons are kept on the Russian territory and over 40 persons are kept on the temporarily occupied territories of Crimea.