Ukraine's Sentsov goes abroad for first time after being released from Russian detention

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukrainian film director, former Kremlin prisoner arrived in Berlin
15:19, 25 September 2019

Oleg Sentsov

Oleg Sentsov, who was released from Russian detention, took a trip abroad. He flew to Germany, the Ukrainian ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk reports.

Sentsov has already been met at the Berlin airport.

"It is symbolic that our Hero makes his first visit after his release to Germany," Andriy Melnyk wrote.

Related: Sentsov: I don't believe Russia wants peace

According to him, Sentsov will meet with those who fought for his release, and with Bundestag members in Berlin.

Sentsov was detained by Russian special services in May 2014 in Crimea. He was accused of organizing terrorist attacks on the peninsula. In the summer of 2015, he was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Sentsov denied his guilt.

As it was reported earlier, on September 7, the prisoners’ exchange took place between Kyiv and Moscow in 35 for 35 format.

24 Ukrainian sailors and 11 political prisoners - already ex-political prisoners - captured by Russia over the past five years, returned to Ukraine. Faces of the released Ukrainian sailors, left activist Oleksandr Kolchenko, filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, journalist Roman Sushchenko, Crimean Tatar Edem Bekirov and the rest of former captives were seen in the crowd.

Subsequently, it was stated that the prosecutor's office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea would draw released Oleg Sentsov for testifying.

Related: Zelensky negotiating with Putin on prisoners' exchange, Western partners don't want to intervene, - MFA

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