Lutkovska: Prisoners from the Crimea promised to return

Лутковская: Заключенных из Крыма пообещали вернуть

After the annexation of Crimea by Russia in local prisons remained Ukrainian prisoners.

The Commissioner for human rights of the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova has promised to the Ukrainian Ombudsman Valeria Lutkovska to find a mechanism for returning to Ukraine, prisoners serving a sentence in the occupied Crimea.

“We are guilty before those who are left in the Crimea, because people transporterowych of the Crimean prisons throughout Russia. Now I’m trying to negotiate with the Ombudsman of the Russian Federation about the movement of people who are still in Crimea, on the territory controlled by us. Then we’ll try to return those who were already taken, but this will be the second step,” Lutkovska said in an interview with Public radio.

She also told about the existence of problems with the procedure of returning prisoners.

“It will be necessary to find a mechanism on the basis of which they will remove these people from prison and give my hands on Chongar. From the point of view of our laws are simple enough, but in Russia for the Ombudsman is a problem. In telephone conversations she promises me that it will be found,” said Lutkovska.

Earlier it was reported that after the annexation of Crimea by Russia in local prisons remained Ukrainian prisoners.

Experts note that so far the transfer of prisoners was hampered by the fact that in official documents the Crimea was defined as Russian territory, as Ukraine could not accept.
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