All the sailors detained in Kerch Strait and State Security Service workers will be extradited to Ukraine, - Polozov

Source : 112 Ukraine

The prisoners are waiting for the flight
13:17, 7 September 2019

The detained sailors are released under personal security of Ukrainian Ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova. Nikolai Polozov stated that on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.

"As a result of the petition of Ukrainian Ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova they (the sailors - ed.) were released on the procedure of investigation implementation to change the preventive measure for the personal security," Polozov said.

According to the lawyer, all the 24 prisoners, "including the workers of the State Security Service of Ukraine" are transferred from Lefortovo detention center to Vnukovo airport where they are waiting for the flight. 

As we reported earlier, Russia and Ukraine have agreed on exchange "33 on 33". President of Ukraine Volodymyr 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. 

It was reported that Volodymyr Balukh, Mykola Karpyuk, Stanislav Klykh, Pavlo Gryb, and Oleksandr Kolchenko were taken to the Lefortovo detention center in Moscow and can be extradited to Ukraine to serve their sentences. This information appeared in the Russian media. Now, based on the sources of journalists, the question of extradition of five prisoners to Ukraine and the format of this procedure are being discussed.

Russian media also reported that before the end of August, Russia could extradite to Ukraine the prisoners of war captured in Kerch Strait in November 2018.

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