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Ukrainian ombudsperson makes another offer to Russia

Ukrainian ombudsperson makes another offer to Russia
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 Ukrainian ombudsperson Lyudmyla Denisova has sent a letter to her Russian counterpart Tatyana Moskalkova to suggest that Russia free Ukrainian political prisoners in sync with Ukraine releasing 36 Russian citizens it holds.

"Following the discussion at a meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group that was held in Minsk on 25 July, the Russian side proposed outlining the essence of the Ukrainian initiative in a letter to the Russian human rights commissioner," Denisova said on Facebook on 27 July.

She suggested the Trilateral Contact Group may want to invite both ombudspersons "to discuss the organization of humanitarian visits to check the conditions of detention of prisoners, as well as the movement of prisoners from prisons in temporarily occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions".

Ukraine demands that Russia release illegally convicted Oleh Sentsov, Roman Sushchenko, Mykola Karpyuk, Stanislav Klykh, Oleksandr Kolchenko, Pavlo Hryb, Yevhen Panov, Valentyn Vyhovskyy, Volodymyr Balukh, Oleksiy Syzonovych, Oleksiy Bessarabov, Dmytro Shtyblikov, Volodymyr Dudko, Oleksandr Shumkov, Mykola Semena and others.

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