29 Ukrainians from Crimea sent to prison amid refusal to serve in Russian army. Ombudsman.


The Russian judiciary issued 29 sentences against Ukrainian citizens from Crimea, who refused to serve in the Russian army. This was reported by Ukraine's Ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova on her Facebook page.

"Today there are 29 sentences against our citizens who fled and did not want to serve in the armed forces of the aggressor country," Denisova said during a field meeting of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Human Rights, de-occupation and reintegration of the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas and Crimea.

According to Denisova, Ukrainians are now serving a sentence due to the refusal to serve in the Russian army. When they leave prison, they will again be called to the Armed Forces of Russia.

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Denisova reminded that, at this moment, 116 Ukrainians are illegally staying in the territory of the Russian Federation and temporarily occupied Crimea.

As we reported earlier, It is planned to pass 138 prisoners to the territory controlled by Ukraine for the further serving of sentences from occupied territories of the Luhansk region.

“As for today, 569 applications received from citizens and their relatives and 138 people expected to be passed from the temporarily occupied territory of Luhansk region. I express hope for further OSCE help in this process as it will facilitate the restoration of the violated rights of Ukrainian citizens,” Ukraine's Ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova wrote.

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