Denisova informs Ukraine’s ambassador to Belgium about state of Ukrainian political prisoners

Denisova informs Ukraine’s ambassador to Belgium about state of Ukrainian political prisoners

Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada Human Rights Commissioner Liudmyla Denisova at a meeting with Ambassador of Ukraine to the Kingdom of Belgium Mykola Tochytskyi informed about the issue of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia and in the occupied territories.

"We discussed a wide range of issues of cooperation. We separately focused on the situation regarding Ukrainian political prisoners held in Russia and in the occupied territories. I told about the true state of affairs in this matter and about the terrible conditions in which our guys are held. I told about the struggle of Ukrainians at penal colonies of the aggressor, about their hunger strikes for their rights and freedom of opinion," she wrote on Facebook.

The parties also discussed options for the EU assistance in resolving this issue.

"I noted the increasing pressure of the Kingdom of Belgium in the EU and directly on the Kremlin. It is necessary to be united and strong against the invader. This is the only way we can use to conquer the enemy and return our people home," Denisova added.

In total, about 70 Ukrainian political prisoners, including Ukrinform journalist Roman Sushchenko and Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov, are currently held in Russia and in Russian-occupied Crimea.


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