Ukrainian human rights commissioner arrives in Moscow

Ukrainian human rights commissioner arrives in Moscow

Verkhovna Rada Human Rights Commissioner Liudmyla Denisova has arrived in Moscow.

She wrote this on her Facebook page.

"I have arrived in Moscow by train. The prosecutors' request to extend the preventive measure for Ukrainian prisoners of war will be considered tomorrow ," the ombudsman wrote.

According to Denisova, four family members of Ukrainian sailors arrived together with her, and the rest will come in the afternoon.

The commissioner noted that together with members of the families of prisoners of war she will try to get to the session of the Lefortovo court, which will consider on January 15 the issue of extending the arrest of Ukrainian sailors captured by Russia.

As reported, on November 25, 2018, Russian border ships fired on and seized in the Kerch Strait three Ukrainian vessels that were moving from the port of Odesa to the port of Mariupol. Twenty-four Ukrainian sailors were captured.

Russian-controlled "courts" in occupied Crimea arrested all sailors for two months, and they were taken to Moscow.

At present, 21 Ukrainian servicemen are in Moscow's Lefortovo remand prison, while three more wounded sailors are held in the Matrosskaya Tishina remand prison.

All Ukrainian sailors captured by Russia told investigators that they are prisoners of war.

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