Four Ukrainian prisoners who were held in the prisons of the self-proclaimed republics of "LNR" and "DNR" and released under the mediation of the Chairman of the Political Council of the Opposition Platform - For Life Party Viktor Medvedchuk, will be checked by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU). This was announced by the SBU press secretary Olena Hitlyanska, as RBC agency reported.
“Of course, we have a standard verification procedure, which we carry out in relation to all those released. We are checking, because we understand that people were under pressure, they could be inclined to cooperate with representatives of "LNR" and "DNR", Hitlyanska said.
According to her, for now, the released Ukrainians will be sent to hospital, where they will be examined and provided with specialized medical assistance.
If necessary, a psychologist will also work with them, the SBU spokeswoman added.
After that, a standard verification procedure will be carried out.
Hitlyanska stressed that in case a prisoner advertently confesses that he was inclined to cooperate, he would be released from criminal liability.
As it was reported earlier, the released Ukrainian prisoners first arrived in Minsk on June 28 and then to Kyiv.
Ukrainian serviceman Dmytro Velyky was taken prisoner on September 11, 2016. He was sentenced to 15 years of imprisonment allegedly for terrorism. Yakiv Veremeychyk was captivated on May 25, 2018. Militants opened several criminal cases on him. The third serviceman is Maksym Goryainov, major of the 53rd Detached Mechanized Brigade. He was taken prisoner on May 25, 2019. Court session on his case was held, as a result he was sentenced to 15 years behind bars. Eduard Mikheyev was captivated on October 16, 2017. He was convicted for alleged state treason and sentenced to 12 years of imprisonment.