A message from the state Department of the United States About as if to contradict the sentence of the convicts in the Russian Federation Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov and his assistant Alexander Kolchenko Minsk agreements distorts the content of these agreements, said the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"we at the Foreign Ministry and never has the opportunity to be making any comments regarding the courts' decisions, which are sovereign ", – she said. Speaking About international reaction to the verdict, Zakharova said: "in our opinion, it is only politicized."
"Especially, I would like to get up on the state Department statement the United States About as if to contradict the verdict of the Minsk agreements… I have the opportunity to say that such statements are untrue and just distort the content of the agreements. Of the contract have been made public immediately, they are in the public domain, there is no need to invent anything, you just have to read, "– Zakharova added, RIA " Novosti ". On Wednesday, the United States state Department said the United States strongly recognize wrongful convictions in military court handed down Sentsov and Kolchenko. 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"