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Ukraine's, Russian ombudsmen to ask Putin, Zelensky to pardon number of prisoners

Ukrainian Ombudsman Denisova made such statement
17:39, 16 July 2019

Tatyana Moskalkova, Russian Ombudsman, and Lyudmyla Denisova, Ukraine's Ombudsman
TASS

Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Right Lyudmyla Denisova and Russian Ombudsman Tatiana Moskalkova intend to appeal to the president of both countries with a request to pardon a number of convicted, as Interfax reported.

“We discussed that we would appeal to the leaders of our countries on the consideration of some cases, some of our citizens and citizens of your country on the pardon and some other methods to release them,” Denisova said.

Related: Ukraine to oblige Russia to pay money spent on compensation for destroyed houses in Donbas

As we reported, Denisova expects that she would be able to exchange lists of the imprisoned Ukrainians and Russians with her Russian counterpart Tatyana Moskalkova.

Earlier the advisors of leaders of the Normandy Four member countries (Ukraine, Germany, France, Russia) agreed that Ukraine and Russia will exchange captives within a month.

Earlier it was reported that the number of the Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia exceeded 230 people.

Related: Ukraine to oblige Russia to pay money spent on compensation for destroyed houses in Donbas

On July 18, the European Parliament would hold debates on the resolution on Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia

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