Tatiana Moskalkova, the human rights ombudsman in Russia, will not be allowed to the detained in the territory of Ukraine Russians, while the Ukrainian ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova is not allowed to the Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia. This was stated by the adviser of the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Olena Miachina, Hromadske reports.
"She will not be allowed to the Russians in Ukraine, they (the Russian side - ed.) themselves proposed synchronization of actions (simultaneous visits of the two authorized representatives), and we adhere to it, they will let us in, then we will let them visit Russians here", - Miachina said.
In the morning of June 26, T. Moskalkova, Human Rights Commissioner in the Russian Federation, arrived in Kyiv by train and on the same day, she plans to visit the Crimean deserter Maksim Odintsov in Kyiv’s prison.
Asked whether this visit to Odintsov would be legal, because he is a citizen of Ukraine, Miachina answered: "He is really Ukrainian, but Moskalkova included him to the list for a visit and so far she only announced her intention to visit Odintsov".
On the question of whether Moskalkova can be not allowed to enter jail to see Odintsov, Denisova's office informed that this is possible, since there must be synchronization for her visit.
Miachina added that Denisova would stay in Russia until she is admitted to Ukrainian political prisoners.
Earlier, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko lifted the entry ban for the Russian ombudsman for her visits to the detained Russians.
After the telephone conversation between the presidents of Russia and Ukraine, the human rights commissioners of the two countries agreed to visit 34 prisoners. On June 15, Denisova was not allowed to the Kremlin political prisoner Oleh Sentsov. Later, Denisova was not allowed to the Ukrainian political prisoner Karpiuk.
"We have sent an urgent note to the Russian Federation demanding Ukrainian Ombudsperson Denisova's unimpeded access to Ukrainian political prisoners kept in Russia, namely Oleh Sentsov, Volodymyr Balukh and others", - Press Secretary of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Mariana Betsa reported. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on June 21 called on his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to release Ukrainian hostages and allow Denisova to visit Ukrainian filmmaker Oleh Sentsov and other imprisoned Ukrainians.
G7 Ambassadors expressed their concern about the situation of Oleh Sentsov and other Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia and called for their release through the exchange of detainees. June 14, the European Parliament supported the resolution on the immediate release of Oleh Sentsov and other Ukrainian political prisoners of the Kremlin.
Press secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that after the appeal of Russian cultural figures, the Kremlin's position on the Ukrainian political prisoner Sentsov has not changed.
64 Ukrainian political prisoners are held in Russia and in occupied Crimea, including 27 people detained in Russia.