MFA of Ukraine handed note of protest to Russian consul

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukrainian Foreign Ministry demand to stop the violation of the rights of Ukrainians convicted in Russia
19:39, 19 February 2016


Ukrainian Foreign Ministry handed note of protest to the Russian consul with the demand to stop the violation of the rights of Ukrainians convicted in Russia, reported Interfax.

Russian Federation Embassy Consul was summoned to Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he received the note of protest demanding to stop the practice of systematic violations of the rights f Ukrainian citizens, illegally detained and sentenced in Russian Federation.

Earlier MFA of Ukraine demands from Russia to stop prosecution of Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars

“Ukrainian side expressed the deep concern due to continuation of a farcical trial in the case of Nadiya Savchenko and tortures to unlawfully convicted citizen of Ukraine Gennady Afanasiev. Also we expressed protest about the inadmissibility of violation of consular Ukrainian officials’ rights to access illegally detained Ukrainian citizens, as provided by Article 13 of the Consular Convention between Ukraine and Russia” -  conveys the essence of the protest note Ukrainian Foreign Ministry press service.

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