The SBU explained the incident with the UN mission on torture

В СБУ объяснили инцидент с миссией ООН по пыткам

In the SBU told about the incident with the UN mission on torture

Document on visits to prisoners are not provided access to the district division, as the people there are not.

The head of the SBU Vasyl Hrytsak commented on the scandal with the UN delegation on the question of torture, which is prematurely suspended his visit to Ukraine. He told this during an International conference in Lviv.

According to him, the SBU did not forbid observers to visit prisoners.

“I personally signed the document, which allowed him to visit the institutions of detention of persons in detention establishments of the security Service, that is the prison”, – he said.

However, he noted that the document does not provide for visits to district offices.

“But this does not mean that foreign observers should go to the district units of the SBU in the area of ATO”, – he said.

He added that the people in them are not, but there is apparatura classification.

“We have not held people in regional divisions. But there is a work of the district staff, there is a classification instrument, the weapon, documentary materials”, – said Hrytsak.

The head of the SBU said he was ready to meet with representatives of the UN mission and clarification.

We will remind, the delegation of the UN Subcommittee on prevention of torture prematurely suspended his visit to Ukraine after observers were refused access to places where, on suspicion of experts, SBU deprive people of their freedom.

Earlier, Russian politicians have said the United Nations sub-Committee that in prisons and detention centers of Ukraine contains 52 political prisoners, two of whom are citizens of the Russian Federation.