The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine expressed strong protest condemning the Residents of Ukraine Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kolchenko and demanded to release them immediately, said Tuesday the press service of the Ministry of foreign Affairs.
"We demand from the Russian side to immediately release Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kolchenko ", – reported in the report on the Internet office of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine expressed strong protest from the decision of the authorities of the Russian Federation to condemn the people of Ukraine Sentsov and Kolchenko, the report says.
the press service stressed that Ukraine considers illegal detention of prisoners in Russia Ukrainians. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine called the international Commonwealth to publicly condemn the Russian Federation and to strengthen political and diplomatic pressure on Russia to release Ukrainian Residents. At the building of the Russian Embassy in Kyievo Tuesday held a rally in support of Ukrainian Residents Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kolchenko, who was sentenced by a Russian court on the case Of terrorist attacks in the Crimea. 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"