At the UN, Ukraine urged Russia again to release imprisoned Ukrainians, in particular Crimean Tatars

22 October, 12:43
Ukraine and world
Raids at Crimean Tatars in Russian-annexed Crimea, August 2020 - фото 1
Raids at Crimean Tatars in Russian-annexed Crimea, August 2020
Photo source: Radio Liberty
At a meeting of the UN General Assembly Committee, Ukraine called on Russia to release imprisoned Ukrainians, in particular Crimean Tatars.

"Ukraine has called for the immediate release of all Ukrainian citizens illegally detained by Russia, in particular Crimean Tatars who are civilian journalists," the Ukrainian mission to the UN reported, as Radio Liberty informed on October 22.

In early August, the head of the Office of the president of Ukraine, Andriy Yermak, announced the preparation of a new exchange in the "100 for 100" format. Yermak expressed a hope that the exchange would take place "soon", but did not give an exact date.

According to him, in the last conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky initiated a discussion on the release of 22 Crimean Tatars from the occupied Crimea.