Ukraine’s government creates Joint Commission on political prisoners

Source : 112 Ukraine

The new government body will help provide timely quality assistance to Ukrainian citizens
18:15, 19 February 2020

Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers has established a Joint Commission on political prisoners held captive in the Russian Federation. Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk said this during a government session.  

According to him, the commission will be engaged in protection of our political prisoners in the Russian Federation, whereas earlier two commissions were doing it. In addition, the commission will help in a timely manner to assist Ukrainian citizens returning from captivity and to coordinate the interaction of the relevant authorities.

“The work of a unified commission will provide the highest quality and timely assistance, including material assistance, to those who have returned from captivity. It will also effectively coordinate the interaction of state authorities responsible for helping those who have been deprived of their freedom,” Honcharuk said.

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Earlier, the SBU submitted for approval the list of the convicted Crimean Tatars drawn up by the leader of the Crimean Tatar people and the MP Mustafa Dzhemilev. According to him, those who are under house arrest and recognizance not to leave should be exchanged last, since they suffer much less than those who are in camps.

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