Russia announced a meeting with the Ombudsman of Ukraine in Turkey: what will be discussed
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The Turkish side is organizing a big forum, which will include Tatyana Moskalkova and Dmitry Lubinets. This will be the second personal meeting of human rights ombudsmen since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Russian human rights ombudsman Tatiana Moskalkova is going to meet with Ukrainian Ombudsman Dmitry Lubinets. She told reporters about this at a briefing on January 9, RIA Novosti reported.
According to Moskalkova, the meeting will take place from January 12 to 14 in Turkey. At this time, as the official specified, a large forum organized by the Turkish Ombudsman will be held.
“Many ombudsmen from various states gather there, we first discuss the possibility of a meeting and the approximate agenda of our negotiations,” Moskalkova specified.
The Russian ombudsman hopes that the invaders returned from captivity will return home soon.
< p>“I'm happy that another and the first exchange of this year took place on Christmas. I hope that all our guys will return home very soon,” she wrote in Telegram on January 8.
On January 3, Lubinets spoke about a planned meeting with Moskalkova to discuss the mutual return of civilians. Lubinets questioned Russia's consent to this exchange.
“There are many options worked out on our part. Again, we don't know if Russia will agree to this,” he said.
Separately, the ombudsmen can discuss the issue of returning civilians who were detained by Russian security forces in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.
After the start of a full-scale war between Russia and Ukraine, the first meeting between Moskalkova and Lubinets took place on October 17 last year. According to the Russian Ombudsman, at that time the parties held a “constructive dialogue”.
In November, Moskalkova contacted Dmitry Lubinets via video link, then a number of human rights topics were discussed.
Focus < /em>On December 31, he wrote about a large exchange of prisoners of war, as a result of which 140 people were returned. Among the Ukrainian side were the wounded military, the defenders of Mariupol and Zmeiny Island, as well as the fighters who were in the Bakhmut direction.