Oleg Sentsov, the Ukrainian filmmaker deserves the full support of the international community. This was mentioned in the most recent editorial article in New York Times, called ‘A Siberian Prisoner Spoils Putin’s Extravaganza’.
The article’s authors state that the hunger strike of the Ukrainian filmmaker opens the world’s eyes on the Kremlin’s crimes, which the Russian government wanted to conceal behind the World Cup games.
Putting his life in danger, Sentsov turns the attention of whatever Russia is involved in, which is why he deserves the full support of the West, the author wrote.
Earlier, the organizers of #SaveOlegSentsov launched a new campaign that aims to draw the attention of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to the Ukrainian political prisoners illegally detained in Russia as they reported on the Facebook.
It is known that on June 25, the regular PACE session begins. According to the organizers, the campaign should urge the delegation to hold the urgent debates on the release of Oleg Sentsov and other 70 prisoners.
"It will not be easy. Kremlin has strong support in the Council of Europe. In the past Putin began a multi-pass on the lifting of the sanctions from the Russian delegation supported by the leaders of the organization and number of the assembly's members. People spend hours to watch the football matches at the World Cup in Russia. Let's spend 15 minutes to score the next goal to Putin," the message said.
Particularly, the organizers offer to enter the community of the campaign's members on Twitter and send the electronic letter to the PACE President, Secretary-General and political groups chairmen.
Ukrainian political prisoner 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.