This was stated by First Deputy Minister of Justice Natalia Sevastianova, Censor.NET informs citing Interfax-Ukraine.
"We have listed Lukianivka remand prison for sale as the first step of a partnership between the state and society," Natalia Sevastianova said at a joint meeting of the Interior Ministry and the Ministry of Justice in Kyiv on Wednesday.
She explained that the investor would be obliged to build a new detention facility beyond the city in exchange for the land plot currently occupied by the Lukianivka remand prison.
"We are searching for an investor, who will build a new remand prison outside Kyiv. We are going to demolish Lukianivka detention facility and bring all the rest ones into accordance with the European standards of serving the sentence. Remand prisons in all major cities face the same fate in the future," Sevastianova added.
In turn, Adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Anton Herashchenko wrote on Facebook that the new prison was to be built near Kyiv's beltway.
"First Deputy Minister of Justice Natalia Sevastianova has just said at the joint meeting of the Justice Ministry and Interior Ministry that the Ministry of Justice prepared a draft on exchange of the Lukianivka detention facility for the new comfortable remand prison constructed by an investor near Kyiv's beltway.
"The one, who wins the right to obtain land plot in the central part of Kyiv, first will be obliged to construct and put in commission the detention facility meeting the European standards, according to the project approved by the Justice Ministry. Then the investor will obtain the right to build whatever one wants in the Lukianivka district," Herashchenko wrote.
"The suspects and prisoners are humans too and should await trial in normal human conditions but not in the dungeons of the late 19th century. The same initiatives should also be gradually implemented in other major cities, where detention facilities do not meet the European standards. After the implementation of the Lukianivka detention facility project in Kyiv, similar ones will be implemented in Kharkiv and Lviv in the first place, and then in all other cities where it will be necessary," he added.
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