Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry sent about 300 notes to Russia with the demand to release the Ukrainians, the press secretary of the ministry Mariana Betsa said during the round table "How to release the captives of the Kremlin" on January 31 in Kyiv, Radio Liberty reports.
"About 300 notes have already been sent to the Russian Federation, we constantly make public statements, our consuls visit our prisoners in Russia. Unfortunately, we do not have access to the occupied Crimea, but human rights activists help get information from there, "Betsa said.
She also stated the need to strengthen sanctions against Russia, since this country does not understand the language of law, but only the language of force and sanctions. The diplomats believe that sanctions are the most effective means.
As it was reported earlier Russia does not intend to exchange the illegally convicted Ukrainians on the list and the issue of the release of each Ukrainian hostage will be considered individually, according to Mark Feigin, the Russian advocate. He thinks that the return of the Ukrainian hostages in Russia will be agreed at the highest level as they are the 'precious resource' for Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia.