REUTERS

Deputy Director of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry's consular service department Vasyl Kyrylych says over 2,300 Ukrainian citizens were detained and convicted in the Russian Federation in the past three years.

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"Over 2,300 Ukrainian citizens were detained, convicted in the Russian Federation," Kyrylych said at a press conference on Friday, an UNIAN correspondent reported.

He said the data covered the period for the last three years.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman announced on July 26 that the government had decided to allocate UAH 100,000 (around EUR 3,220) to each family of political prisoners held in Russia or on Russian-occupied territory.