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Monday, April 16, 2018

Crimea will return to Ukraine its criminals

Serving a sentence on the Russian Peninsula Ukrainians in the near future can be transferred to their homeland.

The issue was posed sharply three years ago, immediately after accession, including international human rights organizations, but who moved just now. Although the Ukraine and said that we are talking almost about thousands of prisoners languishing in captivity in the “annexed territory”, in reality, the desire to “ride out” the term in the Square expressed only 18 employees, one volunteer, while waiting for a reply, he released another offender, who wished to go to the prison, as it turned out, was Russian.

In March 2014 the prison service of Ukraine confirmed that in Crimea was held 3258 its prisoners. Then the chief a press-services of management of state penitentiary service in Kyiv and Kyiv oblast Oleksandr Naumenko said of the imminent transfer of prisoners from the Crimea, that this is all that it is possible, however, talk about moving then so it does not over..

As it turns out, really is not Ukraine knocked the permission from Russia to return their prisoners, and Kiev finally agreed to take their nationals serving their sentences in Crimea. “Baba with a cart – Mare easier – jokes lawyer Aleksandr skovorodko, among clients of which there are those who just imprisoned on the Peninsula. – Russia even beneficial to “get rid” of extra mouths to feed. Prisoners – not such a cheap thing, therefore, if Ukraine agreed to bear the burden and to take on such a responsibility, then why not?”

The justice Ministry also explained that we are talking about Ukrainian citizens, were sentenced by courts of the Ukrainian courts to deprivation of liberty for up to 18 March 2014, which by the time of the annexation of Crimea to Russia were contained in two Crimean colonies.

Ukrainians themselves are still not declassified data on the possible settlers. But do not get tired to add that these people are supposedly three years ago, since the annexation of Crimea to Russia was illegal, as it had no legal status neither they nor we. And so, according to including Europe, the rights of these people have been violated.

The situation, he says, was complicated by the fact that the citizens of Ukraine, who during the annexation were in prison in the Autonomous region, allegedly forcibly forced to take Russian citizenship. “Actually it is not so, experts say. – No one forced anyone to become a citizen is not forced. On the contrary, it was discussed that this category of prisoners even got some relief regime, for example, the right to release on PAROLE and could return home”.

Crimean courts after the annexation revised the verdicts of Ukrainian courts and brought them under Russian law. Moreover, according to the world standards, with this change the position of the convict is not deteriorated, that is, the term he could not be increased, even if the article of the Russian criminal code was stricter than the Ukrainian.

“That all who wished to see out his term in Ukraine, will get such an opportunity, a big plus in the contractual relations between our countries – continues Alexander skovorodko. Is, of course, still no recognition of Crimea as part of Russia, but the willingness to solve legal problems not through confrontation but through peaceful means.


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