Ukraine is working to return its citizens from uncontrolled territory in Donbas / Photo from

"A new round of the transfer of 20 convicted persons from uncontrolled territory to Ukraine has taken place on the initiative of the Verkhovna Rada's ombudsperson for human rights today," the envoy's press service told UNIAN.

There are two women and one man with special needs among them.

"This is a fifth successful operation to transfer prisoners [from militant-controlled areas to Ukraine]," the press service said.

In total, 87 convicted persons have been returned to Ukraine as of today.