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Sentsov's family never asked Putin to release him, - sister

20:27, 11 June 2018

Oleg Sentsov's relatives did not ask Russian president Putin to release the Ukrainian filmmaker before the start of FIFA World Cup in Russia. Natalya Kaplan, Sentsov's sister posted this on Facebook. Thus, she denied the previous piece of information that appeared in the media.

'I responsibly claim that I have never turned to Putin; I don't even know where it comes from. Maybe they just misunderstood me', she wrote.

Thus, she denied the previous piece of information that appeared in the media.

'We have so little time left... I very much hope that Putin makes the decision to release him and all Ukrainian political prisoners before the World Cup', one of the outlets quoted Kaplan as saying.

Ukrainian political prisoner, sentenced to 20-years-long imprisonment in Russia, announced a hunger strike on May 14. This way, he demands that all Ukrainians detained in Russia and annexed Crimea be released. Sentsov said he was ready to die if the requirements were not fulfilled.

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