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Ukraine’s Ombudsman welcomes Donbas militants' decision to release some Ukrainian prisoners

Source : 112 Ukraine

Denisova expressed her readiness to facilitate the return of Ukrainian prisoners to their homes
12:40, 17 January 2021

Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmila Denisova
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Ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova welcomed the decision of militant representatives from the occupied part of Luhansk and Donetsk regions to return some Ukrainian prisoners back home. Denisova wrote about this on her Telegram page.

"Regarding the statement of the so-called representatives of self-styled "DPR" and "LPR" Natalia Nikonorova and Vladyslav Deinogo, I would like to inform you the following: as the Ombudsman of the Verkhovna Rada for Human Rights, I welcome the decision to transfer some of our illegally detained fellow citizens to the territory controlled by the Ukrainian government," Denisova said.

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In addition, she expressed her readiness to facilitate the return of the mentioned Ukrainian prisoners to their homes, as well as to take further steps to continue the process of mutual release of citizens "without any mediation."

As we reported earlier, Taras Kremin, Ukraine state language ombudsman claimed that stripping it of state privileges in occupied Donbas and illegally annexed Crimea makes a violation of human rights. 

"The language-related legal framework in Donbas was canceled in the occupied territories of Ukraine; thus, the Ukrainian language was deprived on the language status. It's not just a primitive imitation of procedures of so-called legal action of the occupant authority. It's a violation of human rights, and the PACE MPs and OSCE High Commissioner have been informed about it," Kremin said. 

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