Charge d'Affaires of the United States Kristina Kvien has stated that Washington will do everything possible to release Ukrainian prisoners in Russia from the list passed by Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky to American leader Joe Biden as Radio Liberty reported.
According to her, to help Ukraine to release the prisoners, the U.S. uses different tools: from public statements up to bilateral talks.
“For this, we will organize the bilateral talks, use multilateral platforms such as the OSCE, we also draw attention to such cases as the detention of the Crimean Tatars, we made a statement,” the diplomat underlined.
Kvien also noted that the U.S. regularly supports political prisoners all over the world, not only in Russia, and will continue to assume efforts for their release.
A meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky took place in Washington on September 1. During a visit to Washington, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky handed over to U.S. leader Joe Biden a list of 450 prisoners who are in the uncontrolled territories of Donbas, Crimea, as well as in Russia.