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Ukraine, Russia develop roadmap on visiting political prisoners, - Russian ombudswoman

Source : 112 Ukraine

Tatyana Moskalkova released the official statement on the issue, based on the meeting with her counterpart Lyudmyla Denisova
18:32, 19 June 2018

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Ukraine and Russia have developed the roadmap on visiting political prisoners. Russia's envoy for human rights Tatyana Moskalkova said that after the meeting with her counterpart Lyudmyla Denisova.

The official statement on the issue was released by Moskalkova's office.

'Despite the complicated information and humanitarian situation in the negotiation process, we met and managed to develop the road map, based on mutuality, simultanousness and equal share of visits', Moskalkova said. 

The officials exchanged lists of 34 citizens, whom they'd liek to visit in penal colonies in Russia and Ukrainem, respectively. They also discussed the schedule of visits.

Earlier, the organizers of #SaveOlegSentsov initiative started a new campaign that aims to draw the attention of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to the Ukrainian political prisoners illegally detained in Russia as they reported on the Facebook.

Related: Actors of Moscow theatre detained for action in support of Sentsov

It is known that on June 25, the regular PACE session begins. According to the organizers, the campaign should urge the delegation to hold the urgent debates on the release of Oleg Sentsov and other 70 prisoners.

"It will not be easy. Kremlin has strong support in the Council of Europe. In the past Putin began a multi-pass on the lifting of the sanctions from the Russian delegation supported by the leaders of the organization and number of the assembly's members. People spend hours to watch the football matches at the World Cup in Russia. Let's spend 15 minutes to score the next goal to Putin," the message said.

Related: PEN America demands Sentsov's immediate release: "His life depends on it!"

Particularly, the organizers offer to enter the community of the campaign's members on Twitter and send the electronic letter to the PACE President, Secretary-General and political groups chairmen.

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