In Russia at the moment there are 27 Ukrainians, who are on the priority control of the foreign Ministry as politically motivated. This was announced by state Secretary of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Andrei Zayats during a briefing, transfers “112 Ukraine”.
“Now in Russia held on the 27th of citizens of Ukraine, who are in the priority field of view of the Ministry and the leadership of the state. This is a politically motivated conviction. The special control we have is the case of Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kolchenko, as the Russian side continues to ignore our requests for information about the state of their health,” he said.
He also said that at the moment the consular service managed to release 9 Ukrainian political prisoners, Yuriy Yatsenko in 2015, Nadiya Savchenko, Yuriy Soloshenko, Gennady Afanasiev, Yuri Ivanchenko and Hayser Dzhemilev in 2016, Akhtem chigusa and Ilmi Umerov in 2017 and now – Alexander Kostenko.
As a reminder, on August 3, the Ukrainian political prisoner from the Crimea Alexander Kostenko was released from Russian penal colony № 5 in the city of Kirovo-Chepetsk, Kirov region. He was accused of the fact that Kostenko allegedly during the Euromaidan protests in Kiev in February 2014 caused the injuries to the employee of the Crimean special forces “Berkut”. Also activist accused of illegal possession of weapons.
Today, August 6, he arrived in Ukraine.
“Last Friday, the President congratulated him by phone on the release, and a few hours ago he successfully crossed the border and now is already in the territory of Ukraine. I hope that tonight he will finally be able to see my family, mom – she, too, came to Kiev for the occasion,” said the Hare.
According to the Ministry of foreign Affairs in Russia for the last three years were arrested or convicted more than 2.3 thousand.