Over the last three years in Russia, arrested or convicted of more than 2.3 thousand Ukrainians – foreign Ministry

За последние три года в России задержаны или осуждены более 2,3 тысяч украинцев, - МИД

Over the last three years in Russia have been detained more than two thousand Ukrainian citizens. This was stated by foreign Ministry spokesman Vasily Kirilich during a briefing, reports LIGA.net.

“More than 2.3 thousand Ukrainian citizens detained or convicted in Russia for the last three years,” he said.

The Kirilich said that consular services there is no division into ordinary prisoners and political prisoners “special status” whose stories brought to the attention of the General public.

“The consular service is doing everything to protect the interests of all citizens of Ukraine”, – he said.

Earlier it was reported that the Cabinet adopted a decision to allocate 100 thousand UAH families of political prisoners in prisons in Russia and in the occupied territories.

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