G7 Ambassadors: Sentsov, political prisoners liberation will be important step forward

Source : 112 Ukraine

In particular, the ambassadors point out the importance of bilateral exchange of hostages
19:59, 21 June 2018


Ambassadors of the G7 countries in Ukraine are concerned about the situation with the Ukrainian political prisoners and the hunger strike of Oleg Sentsov. In their opinion, the release of Ukrainians from Russian prisons will be "an important humanitarian step forward." This was stated in the message of the Canadian Chair of the G7 Ambassadors’ Support Group in Kyiv on Twitter.

“G7 Ambassadors are deeply concerned about the situation of Oleg Sentsov and other Ukrainian prisoners and detainees in Russia,” the message says.

Related: Ukraine's ombudswoman asks Russian colleague to help in release of Sentsov via Putin

As it was reported earlier, Ukrainian movie director Oleg Sentsov and Crimean activist Oleksandr Kolchenko were detainedby the Russian FSB in the annexed Crimea. Both were taken to Russia. Sentsov was charged with preparing a terrorist act in Crimea and sentenced to 20 years in the high-security penal colony. Kolchenko was sentenced to ten-years-long imprisonment.

Oleg Sentsov has announced a hunger strike on May 14. This way, he demands that all Ukrainians detained in Russia and annexed Crimea be released. Sentsov said he was ready to die if the requirements were not fulfilled.

Related: Sentsov needs attention, support of international community, - NYT

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