Ukraine, Russia ombudswomen discuss independent medicals for Ukrainian political prisoners

16:50, 15 July 2019
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Ukrainian Parliament's Human Rights Commissioner Liudmyla Denisova told her Russian counterpart Tatyana Moskalkova in Kyiv on Monday about the need to provide access of independent doctors to Ukrainian political prisoners Edem Bekirov, Pavlo Hryb, Volodymyr Balukh, Volodymyr Dudka, and Stanislav Klykh.

"Regarding some of our citizens, whom I have just named, there are discrepancies in the medical reports of various doctors from Ukraine and various doctor from the Russian Federation. For example, regarding Pavlo Hryb," Denisova said at a joint press conference with Moskalkova, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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Denisova said that Hryb had been taken to a Rostov diagnostic center, where doctors did not confirm the need for surgical intervention.

"We have agreed on the possibility of providing independent doctors who would make a decision and give some recommendations about the need for such examinations and such a surgery," she said.

They also discussed the need to provide an independent doctor for Edem Bekirov in pursuance of the decision of the European Court of Human Rights of July 10.

"We will work in this direction, too," the ombudsman said.

In addition, according to Denisova, there are agreements on the rest of Ukrainian citizens in question. In particular, the wounded Ukrainian sailors will be provided with additional medical assistance, if necessary.

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