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Urgent Statement by Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation

15 June 2018
Urgent Statement by Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation

We agreed earlier with Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Liudmyla Denisova to meet on June, 16 in Omsk to finally adopt the road map of mutual visits to penitentiaries where citizens of the two countries are imprisoned. Before this, no other action by either party should be taken.

In accordance with the preliminary agreement, I consider the visit of the Ukrainian counterpart to Yamal as her personal initiative. It seems to me that the very fact of the possibility of such a visit should convincingly demonstrate both to Liudmyla Denisova and to the entire ombudsman community that Russia is a huge, very beautiful and, what is especially important, absolutely free and safe country.

I am sure that it is very important to help citizens of the two countries who found themselves in a difficult situation. I think that the Ukrainian counterpart understands this as well. And I do hope that our dialogue with Liudmyla Denisova will return to the previously planned constructive course, and tomorrow in Omsk we will approve our parity program of mutual visits.

Considering that I am on a business trip near Omsk it was decided to visit the citizen of Russia and Ukraine Dmitry Shtyblikov and meet with the Ukrainian Ombudswoman to agree on mutual parity visits to prisoners. However, Liudmyla Denisova informed me, she was not going to visit Omsk. This will not change my plans, because Dmitry Shtyblikov was on the list provided by the Ukrainian Ombudswoman. It means that his fate is a matter of concern to the public and relatives, and I feel compelled to visit the citizen of Russia and Ukraine.

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