Fight over Sentsov’s detention in Russia: MP Bereza demands to detain his counterpart Murayev

18:44, 8 June 2018

Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Office opens the criminal case against MP Yevhen Murayev. He is chargd with state treason.

Murayev allowed himself tough talk regarding Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov, saying that for some Ukrainians, the famous film director is a ‘terrorist’. This became the reason for a fight in the Parliament on Friday, as Yuriy Bereza came toe-to-toe with Oleksandr Dolzhenkov from the Opposition Bloc.

As of 4 p.m. Friday, Ukraine’s state security service, the SBU, has not yet commented on Murayev’s statement.