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Sentsov: I don't believe Russia wants peace

Ukraine's filmmaker spoke to the press, sharing his views about the recent prisoner swap between Ukraine and Russia
17:19, 10 September 2019

Oleg Sentsov
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Oleg Sentsov, the Ukrainian film director commented on the recent release and exchange of political prisoners between Ukraine and Russia.

 "It (the exchange, - 112 International) is in no case spontaneous or accidental. The work's been in progress all these years - almost from the very first days. A lot of work was done, so one should not consider our case as separate. Yes, there were many of us, and we (Sentsov and Kolchenko, - 112 International) spent more time there, but it would be wrong. Others were liberated, too, by the efforts of the previous administration; but in those cases, the progress stalled, and one has to understand it. And currently, as the new government came to power, Russia has a chance to re-boot these relations. Mr. Zelensky is making a step forward as well, and I see he wants to solve this conflict sincerely - for the sake of this country without failing to protect its interests. And it's the right thing to do. Like I said, a hundred years of negotiations are better than one day of the war", Sentsov said.

Related: Crimea's Prosecutor's Office wants to interview ex-prisoners Sentsov, Kolchenko

"As for Russia's alleged wish for peace...as much as the wolf wears the sheepskin, be sure that he still has his fangs. Do not believe it. I don't", he concluded.

Related: Sentsov: I will do everything to get our prisoners out

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