No offers on exchange of Sentsov for Vyshynsky were received, - Russia

Source : 112 Ukraine

Peskov specified that such issues are not discussed publicly
15:59, 22 May 2018


There have been no offers on the exchange of Ukrainian movie maker Oleg Sentsov convicted in Russia to Kyrylo Vyshynsky, the Chief Editor of RIA News-Ukraine arrested in Kherson. Dmytry Peskov, the spokesperson of the Russian president claimed this as Vedomosti reported.

'There are no initiatives on this issue yet as far as I know. Anyway, such issues are not discussed in public. Such issues like only silence', Peskov claimed.

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Earlier Ukraine's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mariana Betsa claimed that Kyiv considers all variants of Sentsov's release, including the exchange for Vyshynsky.

'Everything is possible. I cannot reveal all details because if we have announced this earlier, Akhtem Chyigoz and Ilmi Umerov had not been released yet. I can tell that the negotiation process does not stop', she claimed.

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As we reported the workers of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) and the Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea has exposed the network of the media entities controlled by the Russian Federation. The law enforcement bodies held the investigative actions at the office of RIA News-Ukraine.

On May 15, the SBU considered the detention of the head of RIA News Ukraine agency’s office.

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Earlier Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov has announced a hunger strike. This way, he demands that all Ukrainians detained in Russia and annexed Crimea be released. Sentsov said he was ready to die if the requirements were not fulfilled.

On May 17, Vyshynsky was arrested for two months in Kherson.

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