The United States strongly recognize wrongful convictions in military court handed down a Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsova and active participant, Alexander Kolchenko, said the state Department of the United States.
The diplomatic Ministry considers allegations of conspiracy, the organization of acts of terrorism and other subversive activities in Crimea unfounded. Sentsov and Kolchenko were caught only for political reasons, as opponents of the annexation of Crimea to Russia, notes the state Department.
"The U.S. is again agitating the Russian Federation to fulfil the commitments made at the signing of the agreements in Minsk, and the immediate release of Oleg Sentsov, Alexander Kolchenko… and other ", – reported in circulation, reports RIA " Novosti ". 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. The Ukrainian leader also tried to convince Sentsov not to lose heart. Remember, 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. 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"