The Russian government banned entry for all 35 released Ukrainians who arrived in Ukraine on September 7. This entry ban can be described as "life-long", as lawyer Dmytro Dinze put it.
"I think the ban to enter Russia concerns all of them. They put them all on the database, it is done automatically. All accounts are arrested, all these people are being tracked and controlled", he said in an interview with Hromadske.
According to the lawyer, it is done under the disguise of "security of the Russian Federation".
"Some were told about it, and some were not. But we're not fools, we understand quite well that these peopel faced a life-long ban for entry. Not for some 20 years, but for life", Dinze said.
24 Ukrainian sailors and 11 political prisoners - already ex-political prisoners - captured by Russia over the past five years, returned to Ukraine. The solemn event took place at Boryspil airport on September 7.