Poroshenko hopes for positive decision concerning the release of political prisoners

Poroshenko hopes for positive decision concerning the release of political prisoners

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According to him, optimism adds that the leaders of foreign countries know the names of Ukrainian political prisoners.

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko expressed hope for the successful solution of a question concerning the liberation of Ukrainian political prisoners in the occupied territories and in Russia.

He declared it in interview to TV channel France24, reports the press service of the presidential Administration of Ukraine.

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“I’m optimistic, because all the leaders of the member States, with whom I met, more than 15, including the President (France – ed.) Makron to know the names of political prisoners in Russia. Sentsov Sushchenko, who was a journalist of the Ukrainian mass media accredited in Paris. He was illegally arrested in Moscow. President Makron and the first lady know his name and insist on the violation of this issue at the meeting with Putin,” – said Poroshenko.

He also stressed that all Russians, who were convicted in Ukraine, are imprisoned for real crimes, then as the Ukrainians put in jail for patriotism.

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“In Russia they arrest, for example, Baluja only because he refused to accept a Russian passport. He just hung out the Ukrainian flag in the occupied Crimea. You can imagine that people who hung the French flag, put in jail for seven years?” – said Poroshenko.

According to him, the hostages of Putin needed only as political pressure on the Ukrainian authorities.

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“Of course, they don’t need Putin. It is a tool of political pressure on Ukraine and the Ukrainian government. Now the whole world knows the real situation, and Putin can’t explain why they kept in prison in Moscow, in the occupied Crimea, in Siberia of Ukrainian heroes who just love the Motherland”, – said the Ukrainian President.

We will remind, earlier the first Vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko announced the names of 23 of the detainees in Ukraine Russian citizenswho are willing to exchange for the Ukrainian prisoners. In General, Russia keeps on its territory, as well as requested in the Crimea and occupied Donbas more than 60 citizens of Ukraine.

Videobase urged the Russian authorities to immediately release all Ukrainian prisoners

In the adopted PACE resolution requires not to use against detainees torture, to prevent physicians and allow the Ombudsman to visit the prisoners. The parliamentarians urged the Kremlin not to feed forcibly Oleg Sentsov and the other hungry prisoners. And also not to impose on the Ukrainians Russian citizenship.

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