Four released political prisoners to be provided with housing in Kyiv, - Ukraine's Ombudsman

Source : 112 Ukraine

Oleg Sentsov, Oleksandr Kolchenko, Volodymyr Balukh, and Artur Panov to be provided with apartments in Ukraine's capital, as they cannot return back home to occupied Crimea
11:48, 10 September 2019
Lyudmyla Denisova
The Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmyla Denisova informs that the President’s Office is currently working to provide apartments in Kyiv to political prisoners Oleg Sentsov, Oleksandr Kolchenko, Volodymyr Balukh and Artur Panov, according to Hromadske.

“We are now working with the President’s Office regarding the acquisition of apartments for Sentsov, Kolchenko, Balukh and Panov. We first asked what they want, who they would like to live with, found out the composition of families and submitted all this data to the President’s Office,” Denisova said.

It is noted that all families agreed to live in Kyiv, because they cannot return to Crimea. Denisova does not give exact dates, but believes that this will happen in the near future.

It was previously said that Sentsov and Kolchenko were provided with temporary housing.

On September 7, an exchange of prisoners between Kyiv and Moscow took place.

35 people returned to Ukraine, the full list was published by the press service of the President of Ukraine.

As we reported earlier, Russia and Ukraine have agreed on exchange "33 on 33". President Zelensky said he hoped for "first results" in the exchange of detainees between Ukraine and Russia soon.

Later, a press secretary of the former Prosecutor General of Ukraine Larysa Sargan reported about the exchange "35 on 35".

Earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated he liked the idea to exchange all the prisoners in Russia and in the occupied territories of Donbas and Crimea. 

Related: Crimea's Prosecutor's Office wants to interview ex-prisoners Sentsov, Kolchenko

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