European Parliament passes resolution on Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia

12:44, 19 July 2019

The Russian Federation must immediately release Ukrainian political prisoners. The European Parliament passed the respective resolution on Thursday, with 458 votes in favor of the document.

The Russian side is also obliged to publish the list of all illegally detained Ukrainian citizens and make contact with them easier.

Besides, the document condemns Russia's constant violation of principles and norms of the international law, as it denies to live up to decisions of international courts.

The bill states that the EU sanctions will remain until Russia abides by its international commitments.