Sentsov actively involved in the colony work and expects the exchange to return to Ukraine, attorney

Сенцов активно занимается в колонии творчеством и ожидает обмена, чтобы вернуться в Украину, - адвокат

Oleg Sentsov, archive photo

Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov, who was convicted by the Russian authorities to 20 years of imprisonment and serving the punishment in strict regime colony in the Republic of Sakha (Russian Federation), is actively engaged in the work and expects the exchange to return to Ukraine. About this on his page in Facebook said his lawyer Dmitry Dinze.

“Was Oleg Sentsov in fku IK-1 UFSIN of Russia in the Sakha(Yakutia). In principle, everything is fine with him. Weather for 5 months of -20 to -50. Now -35 and it is warm. A week ago it was -47, that’s when it was cold I told the waitress in a cafe. The area is located in the city, can be reached by taxi or bus. Oleg says Hello to everyone that has written 5 scripts and one novel, all in the creative process,” he said.

According to the lawyer, the colony, which contains Sentsov, the situation is normal, its head is adequate, the only complains that his client is “letters do not come regularly, a lot of delays and their really little.”

While Dinze said that Sentsov refused to answer the journalists ‘ questions: “he Said what to write and say nothing. Waiting, of course, exchange and hopes to Ukraine. All happy New year and hugs,” wrote the lawyer.

Recall, the Russian Federation refused to transfer Sentsov and Kolchenko to serve his sentence at Home.

In August 2015, the North-Caucasian district military court in Rostov-on-don (Russia) sentenced Sentsov, detained in Crimea in 2014, to 20 years in a penal colony on charges of creation on the Peninsula of the terrorist community. In the same case Kolchenko was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

In early may of this year, prisoners filed the paperwork to serve their sentence in Ukraine.

On 1 June the Supreme court denied the cassation appeal on the sentence Sentsov and Kolchenko.