“Putin’s Hostages” were shown in the EU Parliament

The documentary “Putin’s Hostages” was shown in the European Parliament. The event was held on 19 March 2019 and was organized by MEPs Mark Demesmaeker (ECR), Rebecca Harms (Greens), Jaromír Štětina (EPP). Mykola Tochytskyi, Head of the Ukrainian mission to the EU, Ihor Hryb, father of the political prisoner Pavlo Hryb, Viktor Soroka, father of the Navy sailor POW Vasyl Soroka, film producer Alya Shandra and human rights activist Maria Tomak took part in the discussion.

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In the discussion, the MEPs and human rights activists stressed the importance of introducing personal sanctions against human rights violators, especially the EU global human rights act, told about the idea to create an international human rights platform with the goal of liberating Ukrainian political prisoners of the Kremlin and combating human rights abuses in occupied Crimea. The relatives of the political prisoners and Navy sailor POWs told about the personal stories of their loved ones, and the Head of the Ukrainian delegation to the EU thanked for European solidarity with Ukraine.

The videos of the discussion are available below:

We thank everyone who came, and especially the Mission of Ukraine to the EU for organizing this event!

Here is some media coverage of the event:

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