Kiev thanked the European Parliament for a resolution on Sentsov

Киев поблагодарил Европарламент за резолюцию по Сенцову

The foreign Ministry of Ukraine welcomes the decision of the European Parliament on Sentsov

The European Parliament expressed solidarity with the illegally detained in a Russian prison Ukrainian film Director, noted the Minister.

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine thanked the European Parliament for the adoption of the resolution regarding the release of a prisoner in Russia Ukrainian Oleg Sentsov. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry.

“Ukraine expresses its gratitude to the European Parliament for the adoption of a June 14, 2018 resolution on large-scale violations by Russia of human rights and politically motivated prosecutions against the citizens of Ukraine. The explicit request of the European Parliament to the Kremlin regime to release all illegally detained on trumped-up charges of Ukrainian citizens on the territory of Russia and in the temporarily occupied Crimea is an important step that strengthens the international pressure on Russia”, – is spoken in the comment of the foreign Ministry.

It is noted that Ukraine welcomes the call of the European Parliament to the member States of the EU to maintain a common position on the strengthening of sanctions against Russia and to consider targeted restrictive measures against individuals involved in politically motivated prosecutions.

Recall, may 16 Sentsov announced an indefinite hunger strike to demand the release of all the detained Ukrainians, who are in Russia.

A court in Russia has sentenced the Ukrainian Director for 20 years in a strict regime, accused of preparing terrorist attacks.

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