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OSCE PA condemns illegal detention of Ukrainian citizens in Russia and urges Russian Federation to think

There is published an additional paragraph of the draft resolution of the OSCE PA on the crimes committed by Russia under the authorship of Ostap Semerak.
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There is published an additional paragraph of the draft resolution of the OSCE PA on the crimes committed by Russia under the authorship of Ostap Semerak, Joinfo.ua informs.

Thus, the document states that the OSCE PA strongly condemns the abduction of Ukrainian citizens from the territory of Ukraine, including Member of Parliament Nadiya Savchenko, filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and others, their illegal transfer across the Ukrainian-Russian state border and further detention in the Russian Federation.

“The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly considers that these actions by the Russian Federation, as well as criminal prosecutions of those Ukrainian citizens, are illegal and illegitimate as they constitute a flagrant violation of norms of international law in the field of human rights and fundamental freedoms and OSCE principles and commitments, as well as running counter to the commitments undertaken by the Russian Federation under the Minsk Agreements in September 2014 and February 2015,” the resolution reads.

The OSCE PA also deplores that by holding Nadiya Savchenko behind bars, Russia continues to ignore its legal obligations under the General Agreement on Privileges and Immunities of the Council of Europe.

The organization emphasizes the unacceptability of efforts to open new criminal cases against Nadiya Savchenko and other Ukrainian citizens illegally detained in the Russian Federation.

“The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly urges the OSCE Chairmanship, OSCE Institutions and the participating States to take vigorous efforts and use all instruments available to facilitate the release of all abducted and illegally detained Ukrainian citizens who have become political prisoners in Russia,” the document notes.