The Ombudsman has shown, what is the housing prepared for exempt Kostenko

Омбудсмен показала, какое жилье подготовили для освобожденного Костенко

Freed activist will be accommodated in a one bedroom apartment

One-bedroom apartment in the capital now doukomplektovuyut necessary furniture. However, this is only temporary housing.

The Ukrainian activist Alexander Kostenko, who was released from a Russian prison, will provide temporary housing in Kiev. On Friday, August 3, reported the Ombudsman Lyudmila Denisova on his page in Facebook.

It will be a one-bedroom apartment with balcony and bathroom. At the moment it is only partially furnished.

Denisova said that immediately after it became known release date Kostenko, she began to solve the question as to where the activist will be able to return.

“I appealed to the Prime Minister of Ukraine Vladimir Groisman, who gave instructions on resolving this issue. Held talks with the Kiev city Chairman Vitaly Klitschko, and a room was found. This is a 2 bedrooms with balcony, bathroom. Partially furnished – there are three beds, is now engaged in the fitting of furniture. Of course, this temporary housing, of six months or a year”, – said the Ombudsman.

Denisova reminded that the family of the released prisoner living in the annexed Crimea, and to go back for him now impossible. She also reported that before the release of the Kostenko tried to contact his mom but the phone disabled women “to protect themselves is not a secret that the phones listening in the Russian Federation”.

The Ombudsman also promised to help Kostenko to formalize the status of internally displaced persons.



We will remind, the Ukrainian Alexander Kostenko was released from penal colony №5 in the city of Kirovo-Chepetsk, Kirov region of Russia.

We will remind, the inhabitant of the Crimea Alexander Kostenko was sentenced to 3.5 years of imprisonment, after which he was taken from the Crimea to the Russian penal colony №5 in the town of Kirovo-Chepetsk. Kostenko did not admit his guilt. He was convicted for allegedly causing injury to the employee of the Crimean Berkut in Kiev.

The Crimean human rights group reported that the father Kostenko publicly reported on the torture suffered by his son after what was missing, mother and brother continue to live in Simferopol.

At the end of June 2018 Alexander Kostenko threatened to cause injury to yourself because of the penalties that apply to him in prison.


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