We will fight for every prisoner – military, civilian or political – Ombudsman Daria Morozova


Today, July 1, the Human Rights Ombudsman in the DPR Daria Morozova commented in an interview to the official website of the DPR on the complete unwillingness of Ukraine to fulfil its obligations undertaken according to the Minsk agreements.

“I want to remind the Ukrainian side that on February 12, 2015, the president of their country put his signature on the Minsk agreements. The Package of Measures clearly reads that it’s for peaceful resolution of the conflict in Donbass. For a year and a half, official Kiev has not fulfilled a single paragraph from it, including the implementation of the fifth and sixth paragraphs. Today we see that Ukraine is trying to relieve itself of responsibility for a lack of result and blame us for this,” Morozova said. “However, it is worth remembering that we – the DPR and the LPR – have always been open to compromises: we released prisoners from the Debaltsevo pocket, made goodwill gestures, unilaterally releasing the Ukrainian servicemen,” the Ombudsman explained.

The Human Rights Ombudsman added that in recent years the Ukrainian side has been sabotaging exchanges, refusing a constructive dialogue.

“For us, there is no difference between prisoners, whether it be a military, civilian or political prisoner, we will fight for everyone, including those eight deminers who performed the humanitarian mine clearance operation. I have already included them into the exchange list, and if the Ukrainian side is ready to fulfil its obligations, then it may transfer them in the order provided for by the Minsk agreements since I no longer count on a gesture of goodwill by Ukraine,” said Daria Morozova.

Source: Оfficial website of the Donetsk People’s Republic ©