Afanasyev, Soloshenko to work in Ukraine MFA: Klimkin

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has said Yuriy Soloshenko and Hennadiy Afanasyev, two Ukrainian citizens liberated from Russian imprisonment, will assist in the liberation of Ukrainian political prisoners in the Russian Federation.

”We faced fundamentally new challenges in the last 2.5 years. For example, the release of our political prisoners and hostages,” Klimkin said during a speech at the XII Meeting of heads of foreign diplomatic institutions of Ukraine in Kyiv.

”I can say that a special platform will operate in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from next week, where non-governmental organizations will interact,” he stated.

According to the minister, Afanasyev and Soloshenko will join the process and will serve as special representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ”We will together coordinate the process of assistance and the release of political prisoners,” Klimkin added.

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