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Kremlin’s prisoners named on 4th anniversary of Crimea annexation

Ukrainian MPs appealed to their foreign counterparts
6 March, 2018 - 11:56

Parliament has passed a resolution to disclose the names of the Kremlin’s Ukrainian prisoners. A total of 241 MPs voted for draft resolution No. 8064, in which the Verkhovna Rada calls foreign parliaments and parliamentary assemblies of international organizations to do their utmost to free the Ukrainian citizens unlawfully detained by the Kremlin.

The resolution says, among other things: “We are calling for applying all the possible international political and diplomatic mechanisms, as well as sanctions, against Russia for the purpose of the immediate release of all the hostages captured as a result of Russia’s armed aggression against Ukraine and the Ukrainian citizens unlawfully held by Russia on groundless and politically motivated charges.”

Earlier, Iryna Herashchenko, First Deputy Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, had said: “I promised to have this parliamentary resolution with political prisoners’ names drawn up as I met relatives of the hostages. We wrote the resolution’s text together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. On the 4th anniversary of the Crimea annexation, we want to call Putin’s prisoners by name and demand that they be freed.”

Besides, members of parliament are calling on international organizations to impose sanctions on the persons implicated in the persecution of Ukrainian political prisoners.

By Valentyn TORBA, The Day
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