Lyudmila Denisova, the Human-Rights Ombudsman of the Verkhovna Rada, left for Russia to visit Ukrainian political prisoners. That was written on Twitter by Petro Poroshenko, the President of Ukraine, – Ukrinform reports.
“In fulfillment of my agreements, it is at these moments that Lyudmila Denisova goes to Russia to visit illegally imprisoned Ukrainians. I express our support,” – Poroshenko wrote.
“Ukraine and the entire democratic world are with you! Together we will surely return all our people back home,” – the head of state added.
As was reported, Poroshenko instructed Denisova to visit in the near future Ukrainian political prisoners kept in Russia and the occupied territories of the Crimea and the Donbass. To this end, the President instructed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to assist the Ombudsman in her work on the territory of the Russian Federation.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at least 24 Ukrainians are political prisoners in Russia, more than 40 are in the occupied Crimea. This list also includes Roman Sushchenko, the journalist of “Ukrinform”, who was sentenced in Russia to 12 years in a high-security prison based on faked-up evidence of “espionage”.