Russian activist: More than twenty Ukrainians illegally held in Moscow jail

12:25, 18 November 2014
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Russian human rights activist and head of the Cargo-200 from Ukraine to Russia Facebook group Elena Vasilieva has said in an interview with Ukrainian television’s Espreso.TV that at least twenty Ukrainian soldiers are being held in Moscow remand centers.

Elena Vasilieva / Photo by UNIAN

"The soldiers were accused of illegally crossing the border. For some time they were in the Rostov jail, and after that they were transferred to Moscow," she said.

She gave a list of the family names of Ukrainian prisoners who were in Moscow: Galych, Vlenovskiy, Vasylkivskiy, Kymot, Yarych, Nazarenko, Kurenniy, Maruhniak, Chyp, Tychmuk, Solonnyk, Tsybin, Miroshnychenko, Baranov, Makhanko, Demiannyk, Yakymenko, Moiseienko, Revenchuk, Tymoshchuk and Boiko.

"I have already started working with relatives on other lists of Ukrainian prisoners," she added.

As it was reported earlier, according to estimates of activists, as of November 15 more than 700 Ukrainians were prisoners of the Russian-backed militants in the Donbas.

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