Pursuant to the Decree of the Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic of 12.11.2015 №424 “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 the territory of Ukraine”. Today, at 11 a.m., the transfer of convicts to the Ukrainian side took place.
“On 11 April, 2017, in pursuance of the Decree of the Head of the Republic, with the view to realization of the Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements, after the Ukrainian side confirmed its readiness to receive the prisoners, we performed a transfer of 14 convicts to serve out their sentences in the territory of Ukraine. The procedure was carried out without undue incident” – commented the Chief Administrator of the DPR Ombudsman’s Office Dmitry Popov
It should be mentioned that this was not the first act of transfer of convicted prisoners, who decided to serve out their sentences in the territory of Ukraine.