Chairman of the Political Council of Opposition Platform – For Life Viktor Medvedchuk took responsibility for the release of prisoners and today we have received the first result as 112 Ukraine reported citing Nestor Shufrych, the MP of party.
“We always said that there is a possibility to return our people home. When we saw that the authority ignores this possibility for some reason, but did not stop to say that our guys should be at home; Viktor Medvedchuk took responsibility and began the negotiations independently, personally, from Opposition Platform – For Life and today we have the first result – four our citizens will come back home tomorrow,” he said.
“Three of them were convicted; two of them faced 15 years, one faced 12 years. It is possible to say that it is quasi-trials, quasi-republics but guys were in real jails and this quasi did not exist for them; their liberty was restricted for real. According to information I received, there were detained from 2016, 2017 and two were detained in 2018. One of them is one out of eight soldiers, who got lost and were captured right after the elections. I think today’s humanitarian campaign, which was provided personally by Medvedchuk, showed the possibility of holding of the dialogue. Literally starting from Monday the sanctions will be lifted against the Ukrainian products, which comes to east by transit through Russia,” Shufrych added.
Earlier Viktor Medvedchuk arranged the release of four Ukrainian prisoners who were held in the self-proclaimed “DNR” and “LNR”. Three of the released are Ukrainian servicemen.