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Issue of protecting rights of political prisoners in Russia to be raised in Geneva

Issue of protecting rights of political prisoners in Russia to be raised in Geneva

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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko agreed with Princess Sofia, who heads the Red Cross of Liechtenstein, that she will raise in Geneva the issue of activization the Red Cross work to protect the rights of Ukrainian political prisoners. The head of state wrote on his Facebook page.

"With Princess Sofia, who heads the Red Cross of Liechtenstein, we agreed that she will raise the issue of the Red Cross activities to protect the rights of imprisoned Ukrainians in the Russian Federation and temporarily occupied territories. Also, representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross should be able to visit our In addition, the president instructed Human Rights Commissioner Lyudmyla Denisova to intensify cooperation with the Red Cross and personally visit Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia's prisons and in the occupied territories of Donbas and Crimea.

We recall that an agreement on the visit of the Russian ombudsman to Ukraine was reached yesterday during a telephone conversation between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

In particular, it was decided that in the near future the human rights commissioners of both countries would visit the detainees.

Earlier President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko thanked the leaders of the G-7 countries for their support of Ukraine. He wrote about this on his Facebook page.

According to him, the results of the summit confirmed that Ukraine is "among the key priorities of the free world."

"I welcome the clear consolidated message of our partners that the Kremlin should get rid of illusions and conscientiously fulfill its obligations. The conditions are extremely clear: first respect for international law, the cessation of aggression in the Donbas and the return of Crimea to Ukraine. Otherwise the price for Moscow for its aggression against Ukraine and interference in the internal affairs of other states will continue to grow in the future!"  he wrote.

We recall that the leaders of the G-7 countries declared their support for the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders.

The participants of the summit declared condemnation of the illegal annexation of Crimea.
Earlier Theresa May, Britain’s PM, stated about an agreement reached by the leaders of the G7 states on the necessity to decide on new anti-Russia sanctions, as Ukrinform correspondent reported.
“I also welcome the G7 recognition of the need to maintain sanctions on Russia in light of Russia’s failure to fully implement the Minsk Agreements in Ukraine. We have agreed to stand ready to take further restrictive measures against Russia if necessary,” May stated.
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