As of the end of July of the current year under investigation and in prisons in different countries of the world are more than 10 thousand citizens of Ukraine. This was announced by state Secretary of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Andrei Zayats during a briefing, transfers “112 Ukraine”.
“As of June 30, 2018 detained, arrested, convicted and imprisoned in different countries of the world more than 10 000 citizens of Ukraine. Of these, more than 6,5 thousand people were sentenced to deprivation of liberty. Consular service of the foreign Ministry in accordance with the consular Statute approved by the decree of the President, to the instructions that we have working on each case of those 10.5 thousand”, – he said.
He noted that the main priority in the work of the consuls are citizens of Ukraine, convicted on politically motivated charges and sentenced to death and to life imprisonment.
Earlier, the foreign Ministry reported that only in Russia for the last three years have been detained or convicted of more than 2.3 thousand Ukrainians.