According to Gerashchenko, Parliament must do everything possible to support the remaining.
Remaining in Russia, the Ukrainian diplomats will be more difficult to provide assistance to political prisoners of Ukrainians. This was written in Facebook by the first Vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Irina Gerashchenko.
In particular, she said, expected Russia’s response to the expulsion of its diplomats will greatly complicate the work of aid, caught in a difficult situation in the Russian Federation Ukrainians.
“As I predicted, in response to the expulsion of Russian diplomats from Ukraine, Russia will send our current diplomats and consuls who are engaged in the support of Ukrainians who arrived in Russia in the lurch. At the Embassy in Moscow and our consulates in St. Petersburg, Rostov, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk remains of several dozen diplomats and consuls, which will now be harder, increase the load and pressure”, – said Gerashchenko.
According to her, the remaining Ukrainian diplomats will be more difficult to visit prisoners and to negotiate dates to assist.
“How are we supposed to support our heroic diplomats in Russia, who work selflessly, providing assistance to political prisoners, attending trials, embossing date? First – BP is obliged, finally, to adopt a law on the diplomatic service to strengthen social protection of our diplomats, to create the right conditions and protection. Also, the government needs at the level of one of the existing Deputy Prime Ministers to secure the official who will coordinate the work of all agencies support and legal aid to the families of the hostages and political prisoners, Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars. We also expect the strengthening of the solidarity of the world for the release of our hostages, the increase of the pressure on Russia, which holds 4 years Sentsov, Kolchenko, Karpyuk, Cliche and other of our compatriots,” – said Gerashchenko.
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