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Cases of criminal persecution of Ukrainians in Russia became more frequent, – ombudsman

Source : 112 Ukraine

Valeria Lutkovska advises avoiding entering Russia not only to the participants of the anti-terrorist operation but also to those looking for a job
14:01, 4 January 2018

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The unjust opening of criminal cases against Ukrainian citizens, who work in Russia or those who were going to cancel their contract or to come back, in Russia became more frequent. Valeria Lutkovska, the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights said that on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.

“There’s an increase of a number of those who were detained or left Ukraine for employment on the territory of the Russian Federation, who was unhappy with the terms of the contracts, who was going to terminate the contract. These people appeared in jail with accusations of trafficking smoking blends with narcotic substances or other. The number of these people is increasing,” Lutkovska stated.

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Ombudswoman also recommends the participants of the anti-terrorist operation to refrain from going to Russia.

“I would ask the participants of the anti-terrorist operation not to go on the territory of the Russian Federation, and not only due to the fact that the anti-terrorist operation in Ukraine,” Lutkovska said.

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As we reported earlier, the Security Service of Ukraine informed that Russian security agencies are hunting down Ukrainians in Russia, and citizens of Ukraine are being systematically detained there.

Oleh Negoda, the soldier of the armed Donbas Conflict was detained in Moscow. He went to visit his sister in Saratov at the end of December 2017.

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