The Ukrainian community in Chicago is preparing a mass protest demanding release of Ukrainian political prisoners - Oleh Sentsov, Olexandr Kolchenko and others. Protest Rally is to be held on Sunday, August 30, in front of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, VIDIA.
It is organized by Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, Illinois Division. Ukrainian Congress Committee of America Illinois Division denounces illegal arrest and calls upon US government to seek release of Ukrainian political prisoners.
The members of UCCA emphasize that illegal verdict rendered Ukrainian activists was condemned by the US State Department. The protest rally of Ukrainian diaspora representatives appeals to the authorities, urging the US government to support Ukrainian political prisoners' release.
Oleh Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko have been sentenced to 20 years and 10 years respectively in a Russian prison following their trial in a military court in Rostov-on-Don.