Two thousand Ukrainians serve their prison term in Russia, the Verkhovna Rada Ombudsman Lyudmila Denisova stated.
She noted that among the prisoners, there were victims of human trafficking who were involved in the transportation and distribution of drugs abroad.
“Over the past four years, the National Police has investigated 222 criminal cases on these facts. Many Ukrainian citizens in places of detention abroad have no connection with the outside world. They have no opportunity to meet with the consul,” Denisova said.
She added that courts, including those of the Russian Federation, ignore the documents provided by Ukrainians which confirm their status of victims.
Lyudmila Denisova called on Russian Ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova earlier to provide official data on detained Ukrainian citizens.