Vladimir Dobrovolsky. 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 said that their cases beyond the competence of courts of the Russian Federation, was said in a communiqu?.
On Tuesday, the North Caucasus district military court sentenced a Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov to 20 years in prison for organizing terrorist acts in the Crimea, the second defendant Alexander Kolchenko sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment. Two other defendant in this case is Alex and He is Gennady Afanasiev already received 7 years of imprisonment.
"The EU continues to urge Russia to immediately release Sentsov and Kolchenko and guarantee their safe return to Ukraine ", - said Mogherini.
The EU believes that " it violates international law and fundamental standards of justice."" The Russian courts had no jurisdiction to hear actions committed outside the internationally recognized territory of the Russian Federation ", - said in a communiqu?.
By assumption of the investigation, Sentsov created in Crimea terrorist Commonwealth, was a structural subdivision banned in Russia as extremist movement " Right sector ", for the release of the Peninsula from Russia. According to the SC, the defendants from April to may 2014 was set on fire in Simferopol offices of the public organization "Russian community of Crimea" and the local branch of the party " United Russia ". The defendants are also accused of seeking the organization's may 9 2014 the explosion of the monument to Lenin in Simferopol.
Crimea and Sevastopol became the Russian regions after the referendum in which an overwhelming number of citizens were in favor of joining the Russian Federation. In the capital of Russia notice that the referendum in Crimea complies with international law and the UN Charter. Ukraine still considers Crimea its, but at the time occupied territory.