Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov convicted in the Russian Federation for the preparation of a terrorist act unjustly, said the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and promised to seek his release in the framework of the Minsk agreements.
"This is absolutely horrible sentence. This is just confirmation bias of the court, evidence that a fair trial for the Ukrainians in the Russian Federation no ", – is given Poroshenko's words in the message on the Internet office of the Ukrainian President.
Answering the question whether Ukraine will perform some action in response to the verdict, Poroshenko said that the insistence on the fulfillment of the Minsk agreements and are those steps, which are aimed at freeing the hostages, Among them Oleg Sentsov and Savchenko." Sure that effective steps of the Ukrainian authorities, the global coalition, which turned out to be done to support Ukraine, will ensure that Nadiya Savchenko and Oleg Sentsov returned home, where they will be welcomed as heroes " – Poroshenko said. On Tuesday, the North Caucasus district military court sentenced a 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"