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 MP Iryna Herashchenko on hunger strike at Presidential Administration: "Dragging hostages' families into such shady undertakings is irresponsible and cruel"

Dragging relatives of Ukrainian hostages held in the Donbas into political rallies is cruel and irresponsible.

As reported by Censor.NET, this was announced by first deputy head of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's representative in humanitarian subgroup of Trilateral contact group for Minsk talks, MP Iryna Herashchenko on her Facebook page.

She noted captive Ukrainians would not be happy to learn that their mothers and wives decided to go on hunger strike.

"... So today, after certain demonstration at the Presidential Administration, several poor women decided to go on hunger strike... If this could help in liberation of the guys we're fighting for... If this could melt the hearts of those who hold keys from the prisons... Obviously, not," she wrote.

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"I believe it to be irresponsible and cruel - dragging families of hostages into such shady undertakings. Using their desperation in such a way. We will do our best to convince the wives and mothers to return home - they need strength and guts to wait for their loved ones. We are doing our best to liberate the guys. Some details could not be disclosed until the moment of liberation, but it does not mean nothing is done," Herashchenko wrote.

Monday, Aug. 8, a rally gathered near Presidential Administration building in Kyiv with demands to accelerate the release process of Ukrainian POWs and political prisoners.
 
 
 
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