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Ukraine is ready to exchange 23 Russians for Ukrainian political prisoners

‘I am addressing the Russian Federation with a request to release the Ukrainians in exchange for your people,’ the First Vice-Speaker claimed.
17:46, 2 July 2018

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Iryna Herashchenko, the First Vice-Speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament named 23 names of either convicted or detained Russians on the Ukrainian territory who are ready to be conveyed to Moscow in exchange for Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia and Donbas, according to Interfax Ukraine.   

I want to voice the surnames of those Russian citizens (I have a permission of the competent bodies), who are ready to be conveyed to Russia in exchange for the release of Sentsov, Kolchenko, Sushchenko, Hryb, Balukh, Panov, our men who are kept in the occupied Donbas. For all of them,’ Herashchenko claimed in the Parliament at the briefing.

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The following Russians are ready to be exchanged: Aheev Victor, Baranov Oleksandr, Busyhin Anatoly, Valikhidis Oleksandr, Vysotsky Viacheslav, Hadzhyiev Ruslan, Hratov Valery, Hrechinn Vladyslav, Doronin Oleh, Yehorov Serhiy,  Ivanov Valery, Kemakovskiy Ihor, Kovalis Olha,  Kusakin Vasyl, Makarov Vladyslav, Mefodov Yevhen, Odintsov Mansym,  Siedin Oleksiy, Sidorov Denys, Slivka Manksym, Chernykh Pavlo, Chubarova Larysa and Shatalov Yevhen.

‘Those are the Russian citizens who are sentenced for preparation of terrorist attacks in Odessa, Kharkiv, Kyiv, Kherson, Ternopil and for taking part in military operations in Donbas or the cases against whom have already been opened.,’ the First Vice-Speaker said.

‘I am addressing the Russian Federation with a request to release the Ukrainians in exchange for your people,’ Iryna Herashchenko urges.

Reportedly, Herashchenko and Lyudmila Denisova, the Ukrainian ombudsman have repeatedly expressed the readiness to exchange 23 Russians for the Ukrainians who are falsely imprisoned in the Russian Federation and annexed Crimea.

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