Two convicted in Ukraine of Russian citizens, which are included in the lists to be exchanged for Ukrainian prisoners refused to write a letter to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. This was reported by the coordinator of the Media initiative for human rights journalist Olga Reshetilova on his page in Facebook.
“During monitoring visits to places of detention by the representatives of the Ombudsman meet with the Russian citizens or citizens of Ukraine made by the Ukrainian side in the list for exchange for prisoners of the Kremlin. Ask them about their consent or non-consent to participate in the exchange and also offer to write the letter in exchange for the name of Putin.
“Most of these statements says without hesitation. But not all”, – the journalist notes.
According to her, has not signed the letter Peter Michalczewski, who was accused of treason (in 2014 he was Minister of health in the occupation of the Crimean government), and during a meeting with the Ombudsman of Ukraine Lyudmila Denisova he confirmed it. As well as from participation in the exchange refused Vladimir Sukhanov, the so-called Crimean deserter.
According to Olga Reshetilova, two famous Crimean deserters Maxim Odintsov and Alexander Baranov for participation in the exchange agree, but after a call to his lawyer Valentina Fish statement writing Putin refused.
“Said Rybin, “they were Russian officers, and Putin about them already knows,” said the activist.
We will remind, the Ukrainian Ombudsman Lyudmila Denisova said that 22 inmates of the citizen of the Russian Federation wrote a letter to Putin with the request on the exchange of Ukrainian political prisoners.