Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry welcomes EU Parliament resolution on Russia, political prisoners

Source : 112 Ukraine

Making this decision, the EU showed solidarity with Ukraine
17:50, 19 July 2019

Europa Press

Foreign Ministry of Ukraine responded to the EU Parliament resolution on Russia and Ukrainian political prisoners. The ministry reported that on July 20.

The establishment thanked the European Parliament for approval of the resolution and condemnation of the Russian aggression against Ukraine. The message notes that “the landmark is the fact that in its decision newly elected EU Parliament supported the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine” and it obliged Russia to release all Ukrainian political prisoners.

“Ukraine is grateful to the European Parliament for the approval of the powerful resolution with the condemnation of the continuing aggression of Russia against Ukraine and demand to Kremlin to release over 100 Ukrainian political prisoners, who are illegally kept by Russia in its territory and occupied Crimea and Donbas…We welcome the strong support from the side of the newly-elected European MPs of sanction policy of the EU against Russia and urge to impose new sanctions against people responsible for political persecutions and suppress human rights and readiness to impose extra-economic restrictive measures against Russia,” the message said.

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According to the ministry, such decision showed the solidarity of the EU with Ukraine in the fight against Russian aggression.

As we reported the European Parliament adopted the resolution toward the Ukrainian political prisoners. 458 MEPs supported it. Oleg Sentsov is on the first place in the list. Besides, there are other activists, Crimean Tatars detained in the territory of annexed Crimea, 24 Ukrainian sailors, whose restrictive measures were recently extended in Moscow.  

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