Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed his administration to process a list of 16 political prisoners that was provided to him by former presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak, the presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov reported.
“Such a list was really transferred to the president by Ksenia Sobchak. The president received it and instructed his administration to process this list. Now I cannot say anything else," he said.
Reportedly, at the meeting of candidates for the presidency of Russia Ksenia Sobchak gave Vladimir Putin a list with the names of 16 political prisoners and asked to pardon them. Among them are two Ukrainians - Oleg Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko.
Apart from the Ukrainian political prisoners of the Kremlin, Sobchak asks to pardon Russians convicted of state treason, extremism, "use of violence" against a policeman, drugs and the like.
Earlier, March 10 near the Russian embassy in Kyiv activists held an action of solidarity with Russian political prisoner Denis Bakholdin, a Russian citizen who publicly opposed Russian aggression and occupation of part of the territory of Ukraine.