Poroshenko: Ukraine and Turkey agreed to continue coordinating the release of political prisoners

Порошенко: Украина и Турция договорились продолжить координацию работы по освобождению политзаключенных

Ukraine and Turkey agreed to continue the coordination work for the liberation of Ukrainian political prisoners. About this at a joint briefing with the President of Turkey, said Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Broadcast of the briefing was “112 Ukraine”.

“We appreciate the support of Turkey and personally to Mr. President to release political prisoners. Many thanks for the release of Akhtem chigusa, and Ilmi Umerov. We agreed to those who are illegally held in the occupied Crimea and on the territory of the Russian Federation, will continue coordination on the continuation of the process of release of political prisoners,” – said Poroshenko.

“Now not only President Erdogan, but also the whole world cares about the liberation of the Ukrainian hostages. This question the day before yesterday was during our talks with German Chancellor Merkel, I’m going to raise during the visit in Helsinki the number 7 and Paris 11 (November). We will do everything possible to Oleg Sentsov and Sushchenko, and Baloch and other political prisoners as soon as possible. International support plays a decisive role here”, – said Poroshenko.

Recall, October 25, 2017, representatives of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people of Akhtem chigusa, and Ilmi Umerov, illegally convicted by the courts in occupied Crimea, gave Turkey. Before 11 September the so-called “court” in the annexed Crimea A. Chiygoza was sentenced to 8 years in a strict regime colony. On September 27, Simferopol district, “the court” rendered a verdict in the case of I. Umerov and has appointed to it punishment in the form of two years of a colony-settlements. The release was made possible due to the help of Turkish President Erdogan. A few days Chiygoz and umer arrived in Kiev.

Later Ukraine has provided Turkey full list of all political prisoners held in Russian prisons. While not reported, when Erdogan plans to talk with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the release of Ukrainian political prisoners.

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