KYIV (QHA) -

Russia refused to transfer to Ukraine illegally convicted Ukrainians Stanislav Klykh, Nikolay Karpyuk and Aleksei Chirniy who were unlawfully accused of allegedly organizing terrorist attacks in the Crimea.

Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine Sergiy Petukhov informed on the situation with the imprisoned Ukrainian citizens on Facebook.

The official noted that this violates the provisions of the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons of 1983.

“We forwarded a written appeal to Russia with a demand to faithfully implement its international obligations. Previously, we had already been denied a transfer of Sentsov and Vygovsky," he wrote.

Petukhov believes that as long as politically motivated persecution of Ukrainians in Russia continues, personal sanctions must be applied, and Russia cannot return to international platforms, from which it was excluded.

Earlier, the Deputy Head of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine Sergiy Petukhov said that political prisoners Nikolai Karpyuk and Stanislav Klykh had forwarded an appeal to the Ukrainian department about their transfer to serve their prison term in the motherland. The relevant documents are already being prepared by diplomats for their transfer to the Ministry of Justice of Russia.

QHA