Ukraine returned prisoners from the Crimean colonies


RIA Novosti

The Russian side handed over to the Kiev authorities sentenced 12 citizens of Ukraine, serving a sentence in the Crimea. It is reported TASS with reference to Federal service of execution of punishments (FSIN).

All convicted at the time of reunification of the Peninsula with Russia was in the Crimean prisons. The prisoners were transferred to the Belgorod region, the transfer was attended by the Commissioner for human rights in Russia Tatiana Moskalkova. On 6 March, the Ukrainian side has prepared a list of 400 Russian citizens in the territory of Ukraine. According to Moskalkova, thanks to the efforts of all departments and the Ukrainian Ombudsman Valeria Lutkovska was “built up a humanitarian corridor, which gave a positive result.” In the Crimea there were two colonies, one prison and one detention centre. Just on the Peninsula contained three thousand prisoners, but most of them were residents of the Crimea. After the reunification of the Peninsula to Russia in March 2014, they filed an application for granting Russian citizenship.