Svistkov informed that in accordance with the data from the Spanish internal affairs authorities, the Ukrainians were detained on 1 June in the morning. At the same day the Counsel General of Ukraine in Barcelona privately met with the detained citizens.
"The Ukrainian citizens had not expressed any complaints concerning the violation of their rights by the representatives of internal affairs authorities of Spain. The detained persons were provided with lawyer and interpreter, though they know Spanish well as they have been long residing in Spain. On their request, the Counsel General of Ukraine phoned their families and informed them about the current state of affairs," the MFA (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) representative emphasized.
He also informed that on 3 June the Ukrainian citizens were transferred to the place of temporary imprisonment in Madrid. The investigation is being carried out by the central municipal court instance.
Svistkov pointed out that MFA is aware of the detained persons’ names, though due to ethical reasons he refused to announce them.
We remind, three Ukrainian citizens have been detained in Spain due to the laundering of criminal capitals, and according to the Spanish authorities, have links with some Ukrainian politicians.
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