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Russia's Human Rights Commissioner Tatyana Moskalkova says no decision has yet been made on the release of Ukrainian POW sailors.

Thus, Moskalkova provided no confirmation for the statement earlier voiced by her Ukrainian counterpart, Liudmyla Denisova, who said an agreement had been reached on the sailors' release, TASS reports.

"Liudmyla Denisova, through the foreign ministry, appealed to the FSB with a request to replace the preventive measure to Ukrainian sailors in the form of custody with a preventive measure in the form of personal recognizance and offered herself as a guarantor. I'm not aware of any decisions on the issue," Moskalkova told journalists Wednesday.

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Earlier, Denisova said that an agreement on the return of Ukrainian POW sailors, captured by Russia, to their home country had been reached and that the relevant documents were being finalized.

She later clarified that at the moment, negotiations are underway on the return of Ukrainian POW sailors within the framework of the execution by Russia of the UN International Tribunal (ITLOS) ruling.