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Foreign Ministry Condemns Russian Court Decision To Jail Ukrainians Karpiuk, Klykh For 22.5 And 20 Years, Dema

Foreign Ministry Condemns Russian Court Decision To Jail Ukrainians Karpiuk, Klykh For 22.5 And 20 Years, Demands Their Immediate Release

The Foreign Affairs Ministry condemns the Russian Supreme Court's decision to uphold the sentencing of Ukrainian citizens Mykola Karpiuk and Stanislav Klykh to 22.5 years and 20 years in prison, respectively, and demands their immediate release.

The Foreign Affairs Ministry's spokeswoman Mariana Betsa stated this on Twitter, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

According to the press service of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, the politically motivated criminal case against Karpiuk and Klykh and the Russian Supreme Court's decision to ignore the defense lawyers' evidence that the case was fabricated and the numerous grave procedural violations that were committed during the criminal proceedings are further evidence that the there is no fair trial in Russia.

The Foreign Affairs Ministry is demanding that Russia immediately release Karpiuk and Klykh, who were convicted for political reasons, as well as other citizens of Ukraine that are being held illegally in Russia in connection with trumped-up charges.

The Foreign Affairs Ministry also calls on the international community and international human rights institutions to take all possible legal, political, and economic measures to secure release and return to Ukraine of the Ukrainian citizens that are became the Kremlin's political prisoners as a result of Russia's military aggression and illegal occupation of a sovereign territory of Ukraine.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, the Russian Supreme Court has upheld the decision to sentence Ukrainian citizens Mykola Karpiuk and Stanislav Klykh to 22.5 years and 20 years in prison, respectively, for assertedly murdering Russian soldiers in Chechnya during the period of 1994-1995.

Defense lawyers for Karpiuk and Klykh have said that they may appeal to the European Court of Human Rights against their Russian jail sentences.

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