Transfer of convicts from Russian-occupied Crimea to prisons on the mainland of Ukraine scheduled for March 3 did not take place, according to report of the Crimean information portal.

Russia claims that the Ukrainian prisoners were not transferred for technical reasons.

“Transfer of specified convicted persons on March 3 was not held for technical reasons. The transfer will take place after consultation with the Ukrainian authorities on another acceptable date,” the RF Ministry of Justice stated.

Earlier, Ukraine agreed to the proposal of the Russian Ministry of Justice to transfer 16 prisoners from detention facilities of the occupied Crimea.

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