U.S. Embassy in Ukraine joins worldwide action in support of Oleg Sentsov

U.S. Embassy in Ukraine joins worldwide action in support of Oleg Sentsov

The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine intends to join the global action #SaveOlegSentsov in support of political prisoner Oleg Sentsov.

"We join the global call to #SaveOlegSentsov, victim of Russia’s campaign to silence those speaking out against its occupation of Crimea," the U.S. Embassy informed on Twitter.

On June 1-2, the global action #SaveOlegSentsov is held in different cities around the world.

As reported, Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov was detained by Russian security services in Crimea in May 2014. On August 25, 2015, the North-Caucasian Military Court in Russia's Rostov-on-Don sentenced Oleg Sentsov to 20 years in a penal colony for alleged "plotting acts of terrorism." On May 16, 2018, Sentsov went on an indefinite hunger strike in a Russian colony, where he serves his sentence. He demands to release all Ukrainians held in Russia and in the annexed Crimea. Sentsov announced his intention to be on hunger strike "till the tragic end."


Let’s get started read our news at facebook messenger > > > Click here for subscribe

While citing and using any materials on the Internet, links to the website ukrinform.net not lower than the first paragraph are mandatory. In addition, citing the translated materials of foreign media outlets is possible only if there is a link to the website ukrinform.net and to the website of a foreign media outlet. Citing and using materials in offline media, mobile apps, Smart TV are allowed only with written permission from Ukrinform. News and publications marked as "Advertisement" and "PR" and articles in the section "Releases" include promoted content, and an advertiser is responsible for the content.

© 2015-2020 Ukrinform. All rights reserved.

Website design Studio Laconica

Extended searchHide extended search
By period: