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As part of the implementation of Decree of the Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic of 12.11.2015 “On the transfer of convicted prisoners, who are under custody in penitentiary institutions of the Donetsk People’s Republic, and criminal files, kept in the courts and investigative bodies of the Donetsk People’s Republic, to Ukraine”, the DPR State Service for the Execution of Punishments of the Ministry of Justice and the DPR Ombudsman’s Office handed over convicted persons to the Ukrainian side in order to continue serving their sentence in the territory of Ukraine.

Today, on 7 February, 20 convicts who expressed their desire to continue serving their sentence in penitentiary institutions of Ukraine were transferred to the Ukrainian side.

“The transfer of 20 convicts took place without incident,” said the Chief Administrator of the DPR Ombudsman’s Office Andrey Kolomiytsev.