The difficulties of the visit of the prisoners by the ombudswomen of Russia and Ukraine connected with "serious constraints of confidence of the parties and delaying of the agreements. Dmitry Peskov, the spokesperson of the Russian president claimed this as TASS reported.
"Really, the situation is difficult," he said and noted that "the sides hold quite hard work".
According to Peskov, "there are serious constraints of confidence of the parties due to the completely objective reasons and the process of the agreement that is held by the ombudswomen and proper service is also delayed."
On June 22, Ukraine officially asked the ECHR to allow the Ukrainian ombudswoman to visit Sentsov.
Earlier Russian ombudswoman Tatiana Moskalkova claimed that the Ukrainian filmmaker refused to meet the doctors chosen by his advocate and relatives. She intends to visit him personally in the near time. On June 25, the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia indicates political prisoner Oleg Sentsov as the citizen of Ukraine.
On June 26, Council of Europe Secretary General Thurbjørn Jagland has officially filed for the pardon of Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov to Russian President Vladimir Putin. However, Kremlin responded that this letter cannot be a ground for the release of Sentsov.
As we reported, on June 18, Denisova was not allowed to visit Ukrainian political prisoner Roman Sushchenko. Then, the meeting of the Ukrainian and Russian ombudswomen took place when they discussed the citizenship of the detainees.
On June 15, the Ukrainian ombudsman arrived in the prison where Sentsov is kept, but she was not let to visit him. In her turn, Moskalkova stated that Denisova violated the agreements. As the same time, on June 16 Moskalkova visited Dmytro Shtyblikov, a Ukrainian “saboteur”, in Omsk.
Moreover, Denisova reported about the disruption of the agreements with Russian colleague Tatiana Moskalkova on the synchronized visit to Oleg Sentsov and Kyrylo Vyshynsky.
As it was reported earlier, Ukrainian movie director Oleg Sentsov and Crimean activist Oleksandr Kolchenko were detained by 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.