'We have held traditional pickets in the support of Crimean Tatars, Oleg Sentsov, Balukh and all Ukrainian prisoners of the Kremlin. The action went without arrests. Perhaps, the Putin regime decided to take it easy because of the forthcoming tough the U.S. sanctions, which will be introduced against the Kremlin on August 22,' one of the activists said.
The activists from Saint Petersburg and Moscow united in an indefinite action called Strategy-18, dedicated to the day of the deportation of Crimean Tatars on May 18, 1944. On the monthly basis on the 18th day, the activists go out on the streets of the city to tell about the situation in the annexed Crimea, to inform the Russian society about the facts of the violation of human rights and freedoms.
Reportedly, sentenced to 20 years of imprisonment for allegedly organizing terrorist acts in the annexed Crimea, Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov is on a hunger strike for 98 days now. His main requirement for the Russian Government is to release 64 Ukrainian political prisoners detained in Russian prisons.