The Kremlin promised to consider the address filed by Oleg Sentsov's mother, Lyudmyla Sentsova. Dmitriy Peskov, the press secretary of the Russian president said that as quoted by TASS news agency.
'Of course, it will be examined. However, I cannot specify any terms... This question is within the field of jurisdiction, I can't answer you that as it's beyond my competence', he said.
He also stressed that the Kremlin just learned about the plea from the press, so Russia cannot treat it as the official address so far.
As we reported earlier, Lyudmyla Sentsova, the mother of Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov turned to the Russian president Vladimir Putin with a plea, asking to pardon her son. ‘All mothers love their children, wishing them freedom and happiness. It's difficult for me to tell how much guilt is on him, though I know him as a peaceful citizen and the man who loves his job, the moviemaking. I'll just say he never killed anyone. He already spent four years in prison. His children are waiting for him, the younger son suffers from autism. They miss him. They will never be happy without their father. I ask you to show mercy and pardon Oleg Sentsov, stop wasting his life and these of his close people’, reads the letter.
On July 13, Oleg Sentsov, the Ukrainian filmmaker and political prisoner celebrates his birthday. He turned 42.
As is known, the native of Crimea, film director and political activist, Sentsov has been serving time in the Russian penal colony in Labytnangi since May 2014. This spring, he announced a hunger strike, demanding to release all Ukrainian political prisoners, illegally held by the Kremlin.