Poroshenko says grateful for int’l efforts to release Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia

09:00, 11 December 2017
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko thanked via Twitter the country’s international partners for their efforts aimed to release Ukrainian political prisoners illegally held in Russian prisons.

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"I am grateful to our international partners, who together with us are making efforts to release Ukrainian political prisoners illegally held by Russia. I am convinced that truth and justice will prevail," Poroshenko wrote.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the British Embassy called on the Russian Federation to immediately release all Ukrainian political prisoners.

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