Poroshenko, Putin hold phone talk on Minsk Agreements, UN peacekeepers, political prisoners

Source : 112 Ukraine

Last time the president held the conversation on June 9
15:57, 21 June 2018


President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held the phone conversation with Russian colleague Vladimir Putin as the press service of the Ukrainian leader reported.

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According to Poroshenko's press service, he urged Putin to release the Ukrainian political prisoners detained in Russia and occupied territories during the phone talk.

"He also noted the importance of the access of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmyla Denisova to Oleg Sentsov and other Ukrainian prisoners," the message said.

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Poroshenko also noted the necessity of the fulfillment of the Minsk Agreements in the security part by Russia and importance of the activation of the work in the Normandy Format on the deployment of the UN peacekeepers in Donbas.

The Kremlin press service has not commented the negotiations of the presidents yet.

The previous phone talk of Poroshenko and Putin took place on June 9. On its result, ombudswoman Lyudmyla Denisova went to Russia to visit the Ukrainian prisoners.

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As we reported, on June 18, Denisova was not allowed to visit Ukrainian political prisoner Roman Sushchenko. Then, the meeting of the Ukrainian and Russian ombudswomen took place when they discussed the citizenship of the detainees.

On June 15, the Ukrainian ombudsman arrived in the prison where Sentsov is kept, but she was not let to visit him. In her turn, Moskalkova stated that Denisova violated the agreements. As the same time, on June 16 Moskalkova visited Dmytro Shtyblikov, a Ukrainian “saboteur”, in Omsk.

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Moreover, Denisova reported about the disruption of the agreements with Russian colleague Tatiana Moskalkova on the synchronized visit to Oleg Sentsov and Kyrylo Vyshynsky.

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