Klimkin calls on world to urge Russia to free Sentsov

Klimkin calls on world to urge Russia to free Sentsov

Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin has called on the world to urge Russia to free Oleg Sentsov, as the worst-case scenario may happen any moment.

In a post on Twitter, Klimkin wrote: “It’s 89th day of Oleg Sentsov’s hunger strike. The film director is imprisoned by Russia for more than four years. He is on the verge of life and death. As a human being and Ukrainian citizen, I call everyone to support Oleg and urge Russia to free Sentsov. Solidarity has no end, but human life surely”.

As Ukrinform reported, Sentsov was detained by Russian security services in Crimea in May 2014.

He was sentenced to 20 years in a penal colony in Russia for alleged "plotting acts of terrorism."

On May 14, 2018, he declared a hunger strike demanding the release of all Ukrainian political prisoners of the Kremlin.

About 70 Ukrainians are political prisoners in Russia and in the occupied Crimea. This list also includes Ukrinform journalist Roman Sushchenko, who was sentenced to 12 years of imprisonment in a high-security penal colony on fabricated charges of "espionage."


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