The head of EU diplomacy Federica Mogherini urged Russian authorities to free the people of Ukraine Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kolchenko, was sentenced Tuesday by a Russian court to a real prison term, and reported that their cases not within the competence of the courts in Russia.
"The EU continues to encourage the Russian Federation to immediately release Sentsov and Kolchenko and guarantee their safe return to Ukraine", - has said Mogherini in a private communiqu?, reports RIA " Novosti ".
The head of EU diplomacy believes that it violates international law and basic standards of justice." The Russian courts had no jurisdiction to hear actions committed outside the internationally recognized territory of the Russian Federation", - has said Mogherini. On Tuesday, the Ukrainian foreign Ministry expressed strong protest condemning the Residents of Ukraine Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kolchenko and asked in a persistent form to release them immediately. The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and promised to secure the release of Sentsov in the framework of the Minsk agreements. First Tuesday of the North-Caucasian district military court has pronounced a sentence to the Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov to 20 years in prison for organizing terrorist acts in Crimea, Kolchenko sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment. The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko tried to convince Sentsov not to lose heart. Remember, in may of last year, the FSB announced the arrest Of members of subversive groups "Right sector***" preparing terrorist acts in Yalta, Simferopol and Sevastopol. Among them was also a Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov. Regarding captured Oleg Sentsov, Gennady Afanasiev, Alexei Cirne, Alexander Kolchenko was prosecuted under the criminal code under part 2 of article 205 (terrorist act), part 2 of article 205. 4 (brotherhood terrorist Organization and participation in it), part 3 of article 222 (illegal circulation of firearms) of the criminal code. In the "Right sector" revealed that the suspects are not members of a radical nationalist movement. December 25 last year, the court sentenced the defendant in the case Of preparation of terrorist acts in the Crimea Gennady Afanasyeva to seven years in prison. On April 21, the court also recognized Cirne guilty of organizing terrorist acts in Simferopol on the Day of Victory in 2014 and sentenced to seven years in prison.
* Organization, relative to which a court has adopted the legally effective conclusion Of destruction or prohibition of the activities on the grounds stipulated by the Federal law "On countering extremist activity"