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Ukraine preparing sanctions list of persons involved in torture of 11 illegally detained Ukrainians

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said Ukraine is preparing a new list of persons against whom sanctions should be imposed in connection with their involvement in the torture of 11 Ukrainian political prisoners
Ukraine preparing sanctions list of persons involved in torture of 11 illegally detained Ukrainians

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said Ukraine is preparing a new list of persons against whom sanctions should be imposed in connection with their involvement in the torture of 11 Ukrainian political prisoners, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

“We won’t limit the list to those involved in the Savchenko case. The agenda includes preparing a new list of sanctions against persons involved in the torture of other 11 Ukrainian political prisoners,” he said in a joint statement with European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides in Kyiv.

Poroshenko said that at the talks in Brussels on March 17 the parties discussed coordination of efforts for international pressure on the Russian Federation in order to secure the immediate release of the illegally detained Ukrainians.

It should be recalled that yesterday Ukrainian President conveyed sanction proposals of Ukraine against persons responsible for trumping up a case against Nadiya Savchenko to the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz. Petro Poroshenko underlined the necessity of preserving the EU sanctions against Russia until it fully implements the Minsk agreements.