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Russian and Ukrainian Ombudsmen solve issue of prisoners' citizenship

Earlier, it was reported that Denisova was not allowed to visit Roman Sushchenko kept in Russia
20:39, 18 June 2018

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On Monday, Lyudmyla Denisova, Ukraine’s Commissioner for Human Rights, and her Russian colleague Tatyana Moskalkova had a meeting in Moscow, as the Facebook page of the Ukrainian Ombudsman reports.

As the Interfax specifies, Moskalkova offered her Ukrainian colleague to work towards solving the issue of the status of those individuals whose citizenship is under question.

“On the results of our monitoring visits we can form a package of proposals for the presidents on concluding the agreement concerning the individuals in an irregular situation,” Russian Ombudsman noted.

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She also stated that Ukraine and Russia have not solved yet the questions of extradition and transfer for enduring the punishment in the state of nationality.

“We can offer the solutions of these issues,” Moskalkova added.

In her turn, Lyudmyla Denisova noted that there are individuals in the list of the prisoners she would like to visit in Russia and in the one prepared by Moskalkova whom Ukraine and Russia consider its citizens.

“We are ready to assist to ensuring this right in Ukraine,” Denisova stated.

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Earlier today, it was reported that Denisova was not allowed to visit Roman Sushchenko kept in Russia.

As it was reported earlier, Denisova informed that she intended to visit Oleg Sentsov, Oleksandr Kolchenko, Stanislav Klykh, Mykola Karpyuk, Roman Sushchenko and Resul Veliyev – the Ukrainian political prisoners kept in Russia.

On June 15, the Ukrainian ombudsman arrived in the prison where Sentsov is kept, but she was not let to visit him. In her turn, Moskalkova stated that Denisova violated the agreements.

Related: Russian ombudsman to visit four accused in state treason in Ukraine

As the same time, on June 16 Moskalkova visited Dmytro Shtyblikov, a Ukrainian “saboteur”, in Omsk.

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