Ukrainian Ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova expects on July 16 she would be able to exchange lists of the imprisoned Ukrainians and Russians with her Russian counterpart Tatyana Moskalkova. After that the parties can start the verification process, the Interfax-Ukraine News Agency reports.
“I hope that tomorrow during the meeting we will exchange the lists of our citizens imprisoned on the territories of Ukraine and Russia. We will verify them. We will continue cooperating and we can talk that we need to pass the lists of our citizens to each other. We will hold verification of these detained people and other possible meetings to define the mechanisms how to get them back,” Denisova stated.
On the other hand, Moskalkova underlined, that the state Ombudsmen will hold the meeting in Moscow on July 16.
“We intend to review the lists of Russian and Ukrainian citizens, who are in the corresponding territories of Russia and Ukraine, namely in prisons and to denote the strategy of humanitarian relief,” Russian Ombudsman said.
She emphasized that the lists changed a year after the exchange.
“Today we have held the preliminary work. Russian list consisting of 50 citizens of Russian Federation, 27 of them are in prisons, 13 of them serve their sentence, 5 of them do not have appeal process decisions and 8 persons did not get the decision of the first judicial instance. The judgment of the first instance did not come into effect relating to one person. 23 persons are free,” the ombudsman added.
As it was reported earlier, on July 18 the European Parliament would hold debates on the resolution on Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia.