Poroshenko: Pressure on Russia to release Ukrainian political prisoners continues

Poroshenko: Pressure on Russia to release Ukrainian political prisoners continues

508
Ukrinform
President Petro Poroshenko assures that international pressure is being put on Russia to release all Ukrainian political prisoners held by the Kremlin.

In a post on his Facebook page, Poroshenko wrote: "We continue international pressure on Russia to release all Ukrainian prisoners held by the Kremlin, and this painful question will be raised on the highest rostrums of the civilized world”.

As reported, about 70 Ukrainian political prisoners are held in Russia and in the territory of the occupied Crimea, including Ukrinform correspondent Roman Sushchenko, who was sentenced to 12 years in prison on trumped-up espionage charges.

iy

While citing and using any materials on the Internet, links to the website ukrinform.net not lower than the first paragraph are mandatory. In addition, citing the translated materials of foreign media outlets is possible only if there is a link to the website ukrinform.net and to the website of a foreign media outlet. Citing and using materials in offline media, mobile apps, Smart TV are allowed only with written permission from Ukrinform. News and publications marked as "Advertisement" and "PR" and articles in the section "Releases" include promoted content, and an advertiser is responsible for the content.

© 2015-2019 Ukrinform. All rights reserved.

Website design Studio Laconica

Extended searchHide extended search
By period:
-