Poroshenko: Ukraine doing everything possible to make Putin unblock release of political prisoners

Poroshenko: Ukraine doing everything possible to make Putin unblock release of political prisoners

Ukraine is doing everything possible to exert pressure on Russian president Vladimir Putin, to make him release Ukrainian political prisoners illegally held in Russia.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said this during a joint briefing with President of the Republic of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"We are doing everything possible to, pardon the expression, put pressure on the Russian President for him to finally give the order, for the process, which we started at the end of last year when we managed to release 74 hostages, to be continued as soon as possible, and for Ukrainian heroes to come home as soon as possible," the Head of State noted, answering the journalists’ questions.

He stressed that the issue of immediate liberation of Ukrainian hostages illegally kept in the occupied territories and of political prisoners held in prisons in the territory of the occupied Crimea and in the territory of Russia was touched upon during all the international negotiations either with European or American partners of Ukraine.


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