Every effort is made to return political prisoners from Russia, - Poroshenko

Source : 112 Ukraine

Poroshenko looks forward to the adoption of the UN General Assembly resolution on human rights in Crimea
11:31, 10 December 2016

Ukraine's Presidental Administration

Ukraine is making every effort to return political prisoners, wrongly arrested in Russia, to their native land. This was stated by President Petro Poroshenko in his speech on the occasion of International Human Rights Day, the press service of the head of state reports.

"I am sincerely grateful to our international partners, particularly the European Union, for supporting Ukraine on its requirements to the Russian Federation for the immediate release of Ukrainian hostages, contained in the occupied territories and in Russian prisons," president said.

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In addition, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko hopes that the UN General Assembly will vote in favor of the resolution on "The human rights situation in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol (Ukraine)", which was adopted at the meeting of the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly.

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"I hope that the UN General Assembly will support this document and denounce human rights violations, discriminatory measures and practices from the Russian occupation forces against inhabitants of the annexed Crimea, including Crimean Tatars, Ukrainians and persons belonging to other ethnic and religious groups," the statement said.

In his speech, the president emphasized that the human and civil rights in Ukraine are one of the most important social values.

"In the context of Russian aggression against Ukraine, the problem of the protection of human rights and freedoms is particularly acute. And our country is supported by the entire civilized world in this regard," Poroshenko said.

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