Russia must release all illegally detained Ukrainians, the EU said
Russia must immediately release all Ukrainians illegally detained under the temporarily occupied Crimea and on Russian territory.
This is stated in a joint statement following the 23rd Ukraine-EU summit, which took place in Kyiv on October 12, the document was published by the press service of the President of Ukraine.
"We called on Russia to grant international organizations and human rights defenders unhindered access to areas not yet under Ukraine's control, including the Crimean peninsula, and to respect international humanitarian law. In this context, we called for the immediate release of all those illegally detained and imprisoned in Crimea. Russia, including Crimean Tatar activists", - was informed in the statement.
The EU has condemned the ongoing persecution of Crimean Tatars by the occupiers.
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