Poroshenko urged UN to assign rapporteur on rights of Ukrainians detained in Russia

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Ukrainian President had a meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
20:51, 1 April 2016

Ukrainian President

The Head of the Ukrainian state urged the UN’s leading figure to assign the rapporteur on investigation of tortures of Ukrainians forcefully held in Russia. President’s press service reported this on Friday.

Poroshenko and ban Ki-moon discussed humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine. The President supported the new plan of UN humanitarian reaction in Ukraine in 2016. It foresees rendering humanitarian assistance to citizens of Ukraine, the ones who suffered the most during the Russian aggression against this country.   

The negotiators paid special attention to human rights protection at temporarily occupied Ukrainian territories, and protection of rights of Ukrainians detained in Russia, including Nadiya Savchenko and other political prisoners.

“Savchenko should be released; it is one of conditions of Minsk agreements which should be implemented to the full extent”, Ban Ki-moon said.

The UN Secretary General highly appreciated Ukraine’s active stance as non-permanent member of UN Security Council. 

As 112 International reported, President Petro Poroshenko is on working visit to the USA. The Ukrainian leader met U.S. top officials - President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Dutch Premier Mark Rutte. During the visit, Poroshenko participated in the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C., where he came on the invitation of the U.S. leader.    

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