MOSCOW, June 15 (RAPSI) – Russia’s Human Rights Commissioner Tatiana Moskalkova has proposed to renew cooperation with her colleague from Ukraine Lyudmila Denisova to meet and discuss the plan for visiting prisoners, the press-service of Russian ombudsman has told RAPSI.
Earlier, Moskalkova said that Denisova refused a meeting scheduled on June 16 in Omsk. The ombudsmen were to come to an agreement on meeting Russian and Ukrainian prisoners and to discuss the situation of Dmitry Shtyblikov, sentenced to 5 years in a high security penal colony for preparing sabotage in Crimea.
According to previous agreement, Moskalkova and Ukraine’s ombudsman Lyudmila Denisova settled two lists of Ukrainian and Russian detainees they were to visit. Each list included 34 persons.
In particular, Moskalkova was going to visit journalist Kirill Vyshinsky, former military servicemen Maksim Odintsov and Alexander Baranov, and Yelena Odnovol, an activist of the Volunteers of Victory movement. All of them have been charged by Ukrainian authorities with treason.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko reached an agreement on human rights commissioners’ visits to detained compatriots during a telephone conversation on June 9.