The Russian authorities have been currently holding 38 Ukrainian citizens as political prisoners. Ukraine’s foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin reported this at a conference in Kyiv.
’38 Ukrainians, the political prisoners, are now in Russian detention facilities; many people are held in the occupied Donbas, as well,’ he said.
According to the minister, in 2018, Ukraine will file a resolution for consideration by the UN. ‘We will reiterate that Russia has been preventing humanitarian organizations from accessing the occupied Crimea,’ Klimkin said.