Verkhovna Rada Commissioner on human rights Liudmyla Denisova met in Kiev with the Russian Ombudsman Tatiana Moskalkova. They discuss the release of Ukrainians held captive by Russia, and are held by Russians in Ukraine.
During the meeting also discussed the issues of further cooperation, this Lyudmila Denisova said on his page in Facebook.
“Also consider the possibility of dealing with humanitarian issues to ensure individual citizens in places of detention, medical or other assistance,” she added.
The last time the exchange of hostages took place on 27 December 2017 – he was the first in two years and biggest. According to the SBU, on the territory under the control returned 73 hostage. Ukraine has transferred to the occupied territory of 233 people.
Note Moskalkova arrived in Kiev to “support” the head of the Ukrainian branch of the Russian news Agency “RIA Novosti” Kirill Vyshinsky. Under arrest, he is already more than a year – he is accused of treason. The next hearing in this matter will be held on Monday, July 15.
Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin is not negotiating on the release of Ukrainian sailors and Kirill Vyshinsky.
Who is Kirill Vyshinsky?
Journalist, head of the Ukrainian branch of the Russian news Agency “RIA Novosti”. In may, 2018 detained him on charges of treason. The secret service makes him a creation of the subversive Pro-Russian information network on the territory of Ukraine. So, according to the site “Peacemaker”, in the spring of 2014 he worked in the Crimea, where he controlled the journalists produced material that justified the annexation of Crimea by Russia.
For this activity Vyshinsky closed by decree of the President of Russia presented the award of the Russian Federation “For the return of the Crimea”. By the way, Vyshinsky has a dual citizenship: Ukrainian and Russian. Under arrest, he is already more than a year.