Ukrainian political prisoners illegally held in Russia, should return home on August 30-31.
It is about 35 Ukrainians. About it report “Vesti”, citing a source close to the negotiation process. About the beginning of the exchange process wrote some Telegram-channels, in particular, “NESIGUR”, specializing in the insides of the Kremlin.
The latter States that a column of Ukrainian prisoners from paddy wagons accompanied by helicopters left Lefortovo in Moscow airport Ostafievo.
Novostimoscow exchange with Russia: to Moscow delivered more than 30 Ukrainians
Russian opposition politician, former state Duma Deputy Ilya Ponomarev on the page in Facebook also announced the launch of the exchange. “Fingers crossed!” – he wrote.
According to a source “News”, the strengthening of the exchange began on August 29 in the afternoon.
At the same time, the lawyer Valentin Rybin has not confirmed to reporters the activation process. According to him, the prisoners with the Ukrainian side on August 29 were in the places of stay.
Note, the Russian newspaper “Kommersant” reports that the prisoners were Ukrainians, if they go on treatment, can be pardoned by the decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin in exchange for the mercy of the Russians.
Several people, including film Director Oleg Sentsov refused to ask pardon because it would mean an admission of guilt. Some other Ukrainians, according to the newspaper, refused to participate in the exchange.
Political prisoners, who are under investigation in Russia, unable to transfer to the Ukrainian court, which is expected to continue consideration of the “cases”. In particular, in Kyiv can transfer a criminal case to 24 sailors, detained in the Kerch Strait.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, the Russian side confirmed information about a possible exchange of prisoners with Ukraine in the near future. About this stated the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.
The sides discussed the exchange scheme 33 33. Among those unable to return to Ukraine – Vladimir Baluch, Paul Mushroom, Nikolai Karpyuk, S. Klyh and Alexander Kolchenko, as well as some of the captive sailors.
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