26 April 2017, 17:08



Ukraine disrupted verification of IDs of detainees in LPR

Ukrainian side has disrupted the settlement of the issues concerning verification of IDs of detainees in LPR, said LPR representative in the Contact Group humanitarian subgroup Olga Kobtseva.

"The meeting of the group was a hard one, because of the Ukrainian envoy to Minsk humanitarian subgroup Irina Geraschenko who disrupted the verification process."

"She unilaterally ignores agreements achieved at the previous meeting on verification mechanism. Her actions protract the process of detainees' liberation."

Kobtseva said that when the participants of today's meeting had started discussing civilians safety and humanitarian program, Geraschenko defiantly left the room.

Kiev reps also ignored all ecological issues.

The exchange of captives between Donbass Republics and Ukraine is one of the key issues of Minsk Agreements.

The living conditions in LPR penitentiaries and remand prisons where Ukrainian captives are held along with other inmates, are "absolutely adequate", said coordinator of the working group on Humanitarian Issues Ambassador Toni Frisch who visited Lugansk on October, 27th.

Earlier, Colonel of Internal Service Andrei Sokolskiy who heads the Lugansk Enforcement Department said the conditions at the Lugansk prison, previously known as Pre-Trial Detention Center No. 17, had markedly improved compared with the time when the facility was run by Ukrainian authorities.

LPR children’s ombudswoman Yulia Nazarenko said that the Lugansk prison conditions for underage inmates complied with international norms. In mid-September, five inmates declined to serve their sentences in Ukrainian prisons, despite the offer by the International Committee of the Red Cross to assist them in the transfer.

LuganskMediaCentre — 26 April — Lugansk