In prisons and detention centers, which are located on the temporarily uncontrolled territory of Ukraine (separate regions of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts and the Crimea), at the time under Russian occupation could be more than 30 thousand Ukrainians who were imprisoned until 2014 according to the decision of the Ukrainian courts. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of justice of Ukraine in response to a request for information

“As of 01.01.2014 in the penal institutions and detention centers were detained 32 409 thousand prisoners Ukrainians on the temporarily uncontrolled territory of Ukraine, including the Donetsk region – 17 thousand 703, Luhansk – 11 thousand 325, Crimea – 3 381 thousand”, – reported in Department.

The justice Ministry also noted that now the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, and from Crimea to serve his sentence on the Ukraine-controlled territories was transferred 554 prisoners.

The main number of convicts were transferred from the Luhansk and Donetsk regions – 542 people, Crimea was transferred to 12 people.