: Russia sets new demands to 'all-for-all' prisoner swap

15:58 Apr. 15, 2016

Russia sets new demands to 'all-for-all' prisoner swap

Video screenshot (mid.ru)

Ukraine should release all the terrorists and those who came from Russia "to visit relatives", according to Russian OSCE Representative

Russian Permanent Representative to the OSCE Alexander Lukashevich insists that as part of the exchange of "all for all" Ukraine should release all the terrorists detained in different regions of Ukraine, as well as Russian citizens, who came to Ukraine "to visit relatives,".

Read also Russia will act ruthlessly so long it's allowed to

"The exchange of detainees on an "all for all" basis still requires solutions. Due to the events in the south-eastern Ukraine, a significant number of people are imprisoned not only in the Donbas conflict zone, but also in Kharkiv, Odesa, Dnipropetrovsk, Kyiv, and other parts of Ukraine. We do not receive adequate information from the Ukrainian side about the fate of Russian citizens, who come to visit their relatives and then go missing," Lukashevich said at a meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council on Friday.

He said that the Russia did not rule out that they had been arrested by the SBU Security Service of Ukraine without due process or had been detained incommunicado. Moreover, Lukashevich does not like the active actions of the Ukrainian authorities against the pro-Russian protests in the country.

The content of posters around the country explains who is to be arrested by political police of Ukraine. In particular, a separatist would even a person agitating against mobilization. Other signs of crime include: desecration of the values of the Ukrainian people, casting doubts about the existence of the Ukrainian nation, spreading rumors about an inexistent threat to Russian language as well as fear and panic, praising 'LPR' and 'DPR,' etc.

"This is the interpretation of Article 110 of the Criminal Code, which provides for punishment up to 12 years in prison," he said.

Read also Russian ambassador summoned in Poland

The Russian representative came to the conclusion that the struggle against separatism was also a tool of internal political clashes in Ukraine.

Lukashevich called on the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission not be limited to the supervision of "the human rights situation in the Donbas," but to keep track of what's going in the government-controlled areas of Ukraine.

Reporting by UNIAN 

 

comments powered by Disqus

RELATED NEWS

News16:00 Nov. 28, 2016
Suspension mechanism to be dicussed on November 29 - RFE/RL
News12:15 Nov. 25, 2016
Record number of ceasefire violations in Donbas since 2014 - OSCE
News18:40 Nov. 24, 2016
Iraq suicide attack: at least 80 killed
News18:27 Nov. 24, 2016
European Council president speaks Ukrainian at Brussels summit
News11:02 Nov. 24, 2016
Visa free regime for Ukraine, Georgia may be posponed to summer - RFE/RL
Ukraine Today WEEKLY DIGEST
Subscribe to receive regular email updates about Ukraine and Eastern Europe
vk154998