On January 22, press-conference took place with participation of the Human Rights Ombudsman in the Donetsk People’s Republic and persons released from Ukrainian captivity – Ivan Khachik, Andrey Dementiev and Eugene Volkov. As reported by a correspondent of the DPR official website, issues of unlawful methods of interrogation and detention conditions were discussed.
The second round of the prisoner exchange between Kiev and Donbass is scheduled for February. The exact date and lists may be confirmed at the Minsk meeting that will take place in the end of this month. The first exchange under the “all for all” formula took place on December 27. Then, Kiev released two [...]
DPR supporters released at the end of 2017 had been subjected to severe torture and had often been held together with criminal prisoners in penitentiary institutions. Today, at a press-centre of Donetsk News Agency, former captives shared their stories. Yevgeny Volkov – a former officer of Ukrainian Army. He is one of those who refused [...]
Today, on August 20, the Coordinator of the Humanitarian Subgroup Tony Frisch met the relatives of persons held by the Ukrainian side. People who had been released from Ukrainian captivity as a result of the exchange also participated. The issues such as unsatisfactory detention conditions in penitentiary institutions of Ukraine, poor medical care, unlawful methods [...]
On August 11 Sergei Iskruk, a criminalist working on Odessa tragedy who left the territory of Ukraine, met the Head of the UN Donetsk Office. The meeting was held with the assistance of the DPR Human Rights Ombudsman.