11 Sep 2019 09:29

Ukrainian ombudsman's applications regarding 'Crimean Tatars' are about custody conditions - Moskalkova

VLADIVOSTOK. Sept 11 (Interfax) - Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada human rights commissioner Liudmyla Denisova has filed about ten applications with her Russian colleague, Tatyana Moskalkova, pertaining to custody conditions of "Crimean Tatars."

"I have received about ten applications from Liudmyla Denisova concerning particular individuals whom she identifies as Crimean Tatars; they are related to humanitarian issues, such as custody conditions and medical assistance. We have actually exchanged lists of citizens requiring our humanitarian support. I am trying to do my best and expect assistance to be provided to our citizens in return," Moskalkova said in an interview with Interfax.

In her words, Russia and Ukraine are constantly updating their lists in terms of personalities and their number.

"Some citizens have dropped out of the exchange list. I am not ready to give you the full list of either Ukraine or Russia, which falls under my humanitarian control," Moskalkova said.