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Ukrainian ombudswoman asks Russian colleague to allow her visiting two arrested border guards
19:21, 15 January 2018
Ukrainian ombudswoman asks Russian colleague to allow her visiting two arrested border guards

Lutkovska also offered to her Russian colleague to continue the practice of the joint monitoring visits

19:21, 15 January 2018

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Valeria Lutkovska, the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights asks Tatiana Moskalkova, her Russian colleague to check the situation with the violation of the rights of the Ukrainian border guards detained in Lefortovo detention facility and expresses the desire to visit them. It is stated at the official website of the ombudswoman.

Such appeal took place after the meeting of Ihor Dzyubak and Bogdan Martsonia, the border guards of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine detained in Lefortovo with their relatives.

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‘The relatives of the border guards reported that the prosecutor of the criminal proceeding of the Ukrainians refused to provide them the permit for the meeting. The meeting of the consular official of Ukraine with the detained took place only in the presence of the worker of the Lefortovo detention facility who refused them to talk in the native language and used to interrupt the talk’, the message said.

Moreover, the mother of Dzyubak reported on the deterioration of the health of her son and he needs the additional medical examination and treatment due to this.

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‘Taking into account all mentioned, I ask toy to check this information and in the case of its confirmation to assume all necessary measures within your competence to observe the rights of Ihor Dzyubak and Bogdan Martsonia, the citizens of Ukraine, particularly to provide the meeting with their relatives and communication with the consul in the native language. I also ask you to further the holding of the qualified medical examination of Ihor Dzyubak and provision of the necessary medical treatments’, Lutkovska noted.

She also offered to her Russian colleague to continue the practice of the joint monitoring visits.

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‘I inform you that Askar Kulub and Vladimir Kusnetsov, two military of the border service of the Russian FSB are detained in Ukraine. Due to this, I offer you to perform the joint monitoring visit to Kherson detention facility to monitor the observance of the rights of the mentioned citizens of Russia. I would like to ask you to further the organization of my meeting with Ihor Dzyubak and Bogdan Martsonia, detained in Lefortovo detention facility’, the message said.

As it was reported earlier two employees of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine disappeared on Tuesday in Sumy region near the border with Russia, reported the press service of the department.

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Russia officially confirmed the detention of two officers of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine that earlier disappeared near the border with Russia. 

Lefortovo district court of Moscow left in the pretrial detention center the abducted Ukrainian border guards Bohdan Martsonia and Ihor Dziubak on November 30, 2017.

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