Ukraine is ready to pardon 11 Russians – Gerashchenko

Украина готова помиловать 11 россиян – Геращенко

The Russians write a letter to Putin with a request to exchange them for Ukrainian prisoners

Russia has yet to respond to the initiative of Ukraine to give the Russians serving sentences for crimes against the state, in exchange for the Ukrainian prisoners.

The Ukrainian side is ready to pardon, 11 convicts the citizens who appealed to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin with the request to return them to the territory of Russia in exchange for Ukrainian political prisoners. On Thursday, August 16, said the representative of Ukraine in the Trilateral contact group on settling the situation in Donbas, first Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko on his page in Facebook.

“We will send representatives of the Russian Federation in the TAG information on the statements of criminals and terrorists – Russian citizens who have expressed a desire to return to Russia and wrote the relevant petition on (name) its President Putin. The Ukrainian side, our President is ready to pardon Russian spies and thieves in exchange for the release of our political prisoners,” – said Gerashchenko.

She recalled that 11 Russians convicted in Ukraine, wrote a letter of Putin. Gerashchenko said that the Russian Federation has no response to the initiative to give the Russians serving sentences in Ukraine for crimes against the state, as well as on the Ukrainian initiative to hold meetings with the Ombudsman in Minsk on 21-22 August.

As reported, on August 15, Denisova reported that 11 Russians wrote an application to return to Russia in exchange for one of the Ukrainians.

In early July, the Ukrainian government submitted a list of 23 Russian citizens, which they are willing to exchange for an equal number of Ukrainian citizens detained in Russia.


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