Poroshenko Urged Putin To Release Ukrainian Hostages

  • Poroshenko Urged Putin To Release Ukrainian Hostages

KYIV (FNI) - On Thursday, June 21, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a telephone conversation with the head of Russia Vladimir Putin. Poroshenko called on Putin to release Ukrainian hostages held in Russian prisons.

In addition, Poroshenko appealed to Putin with an appeal, to allow the Verkhovna Rada authorized human rights activist Lyudmila Denisova to the Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison in Russia.

"The head of the Ukrainian state called for the release of Ukrainian hostages held in Russian prisons and in the territories it occupied. He also noted the importance of admission of the human rights commissioner Lyudmila Denisova to Oleg Sentsov and other imprisoned Ukrainians, "the press service of the Ukrainian presidential administration reported.

Poroshenko stressed the need for Russia to fulfill part of the security of the Minsk accords. In addition, during the conversation, the importance of activating the work in the Normandy format was noted with the aim of coordinating the concept of deploying the international peacekeeping mission of the UN in the occupied part of Donbass as an important instrument for the implementation of Minsk.

On Saturday, June 9, Petro Poroshenko was already talking on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The parties talked about Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia.

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