Russia violates Sentsov’s basic human rights, - EU

18:54, 8 October 2018

The EU asks Russia to duly treat Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov - and eventually release him. Maja Kocijancic, the press secretary of the European External Action Service (EEAS) said this as quoted by the authority.  

'Oleg Sentsov was jailed for alleged activities conducted on the Crimean Peninsula, the illegal annexation of which by the Russian Federation he strongly opposes. The EU considers the case to be in breach of international law and elementary standards of justice. Oleg Sentsov has shown incredible courage, determination and selflessness during his 145 days of hunger strike', the service reports.

The European Union supports Sentsov and expects his immediate release, along with all illegally detained Ukrainian citizens in Russia and the annexed Crimea.