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It is judicial senility: Ukraine's MFA head on situation of political prisoner Lytvynov

Minister Klimkin believes that “our judicial logic” should work in this issue, in other words, the court’s decision on the fate of Lytvynov is needed
13:13, 11 July 2019

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin
MFA of Ukraine

Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin treats the situation with Ukrainian political prisoner Serhiy Lytvynov as judicial senility. He was sentenced to 8,5 years in jail on trumped-up charges and was passed to Ukraine for serving their sentence, as Hromadske reported.

Klimkin has stated that it is a difficult situation for the Ukrainian side.

“Usually people who are responsible for the judicial aspects have such thoughts: what if we do something wrong, how we will release other (political prisoners in Russia, - 112.international)”, he noted.

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The foreign minister believes that “our judicial logic” should work in this issue, in other words, the court’s decision on the fate of Lytvynov is needed.

Earlier it was reported that Ukrainian political prisoner Serhiy Lytvynov, convicted in Russia on fabricated charges in the commitment of the robbery, serves sentence in Ukraine for four months.

Lytvynov was accused of the murder of a few civilians at the territory of Stanytsia-Luhanska and use of the banned warfare methods. However, this information was not confirmed. So, convicted in Russia Ukrainian Lytvynov demanded an apology. He stated that he was illegally detained in a Russian prison and tortured.

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