Ukrainian Kostenko arrives in Kyiv

Source : 112 Ukraine

He talked to reporters and went home with his mother and the Ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova
21:46, 6 August 2018

Released from the Russian colony, Crimean activist Oleksandr Kostenko arrived in Kyiv. Ukrinform reports.

He came around his home, talked to reporters and went home accompanied by his mother and the Ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova.

Later, Lyudmyla Denisova reported on Kostenko’s condition on the air of 112 Ukraine.

Related: Denisova addresses UN with request to influence on Russia

‘He is very tired. He talks to his mom who had been waiting for him for years. Let them talk and decide the time he goes to a hospital to have all necessary medical treatment. He may have to have a surgery on his broken arm. After, he will need a rehabilitation. Think that his mom needs it as well,’ she said.

It is known that the Ukrainian is provided a temporary accommodation. For the question of the reporter who pays for his place, Denisova replied:

‘The contract is signed by a public organization titled as Independent Professional Group. Thus, they are paying for the next six months.

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Furthermore, Denisova added that she is not aware of the criminal proceeding of 2014 regarding Kostenko.

‘In case, the law enforcement authorities have any claims to Sasha Kostenko, they would ask the questions, and think that they get all necessary answers,’ she summed up.

Related: Denisova sends formal letter to Moskalkova with proposal of hostage exchange

Oleksandr Kostenko, the Ukrainian political prisoner, walks free, as he left Russian penal colony No.5 in Kirovo-Chepetsk, Kirov Oblast. He was accused of that he allegedly injuring the officer of Berkut Special Forces Unit. Also, the activist was accused of the storage of weapons. 

On August 6 in the morning, Iryna Herashchenko, First Vice-Speaker of the Parliament, Representative of Ukraine at Minsk talks claimed that Oleksandr together with other diplomats crossed Russian-Ukrainian border and would be home in the evening.

Related: Gerashchenko: 73 Ukrainians released, 233 people handed over to militants

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