Poroshenko: Freedom To Oleg Sentsov

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The world community today is demanding the release of convicted in Russia Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov and other Ukrainian political prisoners. This is the opening concert of the international project “the Way of friendship. Ravenna-Kiev”, said the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. About it reports a press-service of Administration of the President of Ukraine.

“I would also like to recall today one more of the Creator, who is now in prison in Russia just because he refused to take the Ukrainian passport, just because he loves Ukraine. His name is Oleg Sentsov. And I also think that we are here together to make words high solidarity with the world, which requires that [Russian President Vladimir] Putin the immediate release of Sentsov and all political prisoners, jailed in the Russian Federation and the occupied territories. Freedom to Oleg Sentsov,” said Poroshenko.

The speaker of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Marian Betz reported may 20 that Russia withheld for political reasons 24 Ukrainian, and in Crimea – more than 40.

On 28 June the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted a resolution about the Ukrainian political prisoners. The text of the resolution States that about 70 citizens of Ukraine, which holds the Russian Federation are political prisoners.