Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Results of the sitting of the group on humanitarian issues (October 16)

16 October 2018
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At the last sitting of the Contact Group, the Plenipotentiary of the Donetsk People's Republic emphasized the importance of visiting Yulia Prosolova by the coordinator for the OSCE SMM Mr. Frish, expressing concern about her deteriorating health.
The authorities in Kiev found another reasons not to allow Mr. Frish to Julia held by the SSU, and two days later the Illichivsk District Court in Mariupol sentenced Julia to 12 years in prison for a crime she did not commit.
“This is not the first fact that the OSCE does not have access to Yulia. We regard such actions of the Ukrainian party as a deliberate counteraction to the activities of international representatives and the deprivation of transparency of the judicial process.
In this regard, we demand to ensure a fair trial by the Ukrainian party, and we ask international observers to assess Yulia’s health as soon as possible and facilitate the provision of necessary medical care” - Natalia Nikonorova said.