Copyright © 2024 Euromaidanpress.com

The work of Euromaidan Press is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation

When referencing our materials, please include an active hyperlink to the Euromaidan Press material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. To reprint anything longer, written permission must be acquired from [email protected].

Privacy and Cookie Policies.

Foreign Ministry: Ten Ukrainians held in Russia on political grounds

Foreign Ministry: Ten Ukrainians held in Russia on political grounds
Article by: Peter Dutczyn

Around 10 Ukrainian citizens have been detained in Russia on political grounds and are being kept in several Russian remand centres, the head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry’s information policy department, Yevhen Perebyynis, has said on air of the ICTV television channel, the Dzerkalo Tyzhnya site reproted on 8 October.

Speaking of Mykola Karpiuk, a member of UNSO nationalist organization, who was detained in Russia and has been kept in a remand centre since March, Perebyynis said that there are many Ukrainian political prisoners in Russian Federation.

“I am not prepared to talk specifically about Mykola Karpiuk but we know for sure that around 10 Ukrainian citizens are being kept in several remand centres in Russia. Both [pilot] Nadiya Savchenko and those detained together with [film director] Oleh Sentsovare among them. Over the last few days we have received more reports on detention of our citizens,” Perebyynis said.

He said that the Ukrainian embassy and consulate in Russia were doing their utmost to free the Ukrainians being held in Russian custody. He noted though that there had been “almost no” positive response from Russia yet.

Since the Minsk cease-fire agreements were signed on 5 September, Ukraine has been insisting that the political detainees in Russian custody must be freed according to the clause of the Minsk protocol regarding the releasing of all hostages in the conflict.

You could close this page. Or you could join our community and help us produce more materials like this.  We keep our reporting open and accessible to everyone because we believe in the power of free information. This is why our small, cost-effective team depends on the support of readers like you to bring deliver timely news, quality analysis, and on-the-ground reports about Russia's war against Ukraine and Ukraine's struggle to build a democratic society. A little bit goes a long way: for as little as the cost of one cup of coffee a month, you can help build bridges between Ukraine and the rest of the world, plus become a co-creator and vote for topics we should cover next. Become a patron or see other ways to support. Become a Patron!

To suggest a correction or clarification, write to us here

You can also highlight the text and press Ctrl + Enter

Please leave your suggestions or corrections here


    Euromaidan Press

    We are an independent media outlet that relies solely on advertising revenue to sustain itself. We do not endorse or promote any products or services for financial gain. Therefore, we kindly ask for your support by disabling your ad blocker. Your assistance helps us continue providing quality content. Thank you!

    Related Posts