Ukrainians freed from Russian captivity get new biometric documents

15:56, 16 September 2019
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"Military sailors and political prisoners who lost their documents while in captivity or in custody in the territory of the Russian Federation have already received ID cards of a citizen of Ukraine and foreign passports," the press service of the State Migration Service of Ukraine said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, 24 Ukrainian POW sailors captured by Russian special forces near the Kerch Strait in November 2018, and 11 political prisoners were returned by Russia to Ukraine as part of a prisoner exchange on September 7. The political prisoners include Roman Sushchenko, Oleh Sentsov, Oleksandr Kolchenko, Volodymyr Balukh, Stanislav Klykh, Mykola Karpyuk, Oleksiy Syzonovych, Pavlo Hryb, Edem Bekirov, Yevhen Panov, and Artur Panov.

Meanwhile, 35 people were transferred to Russia. All of them had been convicted or being tried on various charges.

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