A Russian-controlled court in the occupied Crimea sentenced Ivan Yatskin, a Ukrainian citizen, to 11 years in prison for allegedly handing over a Russian state secret to Ukraine. The Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmyla Denisova wrote about this on her Telegram page.
"Today, once again controlled by the Russian occupation authorities, the so-called "Supreme Court of Crimea" announced an illegal verdict on a fabricated criminal case against Ukrainian citizen Ivan Yatskin for allegedly "collecting and transferring information to Ukraine that constitutes a state secret of Russia," Denisova wrote.
She also added that Ivan Yatskin was sentenced to 11 years of imprisonment in a strict regime colony and after the expiration of the term up to one year of restriction of freedom of administrative supervision.
As we reported earlier, in February 2020, the arrested Yatskin asked Zelensky to include him on the exchange list.
“Yatskin wrote the letter to the president of Ukraine with a request to include him in the exchange list and pass it to me. I arrived in Kyiv and today I filed this statement to the Office of the President,” he said.
The lawyer specified that a similar statement will be passed to Ukraine Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmyla Denisova.