The Ministry of justice refused to pass on to Ukraine for further punishment of the Director Oleg Sentsov, who was convicted in Russia for 20 years of imprisonment on charges of preparing attacks in the Crimea. Scan response, the Russian Ministry of justice on the appropriate treatment of the Ukrainian colleagues published 21 October, the Deputy Minister of justice of Ukraine on European integration Sergei Petukhov on his page in Facebook.

The paper says that Sentsov “acquired Russian citizenship” after the annexation of Crimea to Russia in the spring of 2014, and given the “absence between Russia and Ukraine of an international Treaty regulating the issues of dual citizenship and also due to the fact that Sentsov is a Russian citizen, the transfer to Ukraine of the convicted person in accordance with the Convention on the transfer of sentenced persons of 1983 is impossible.”

August 25, 2015 Severo-the Caucasian district military court in Rostov-on-don sentenced. to 20 years in a strict regime colony. With him for 10 years condemned Oleksandr Kolchenko.

According to the FSB of the Russian Federation, Sentsov has created terrorist groups operating in the Crimea, and from April to may 2014 members Sentsov, Kolchenko, Alexey Chirny and Gennady Afanasyev – was set on fire in Simferopol offices of the public organization “Russian community of Crimea” and the local branch of the party “United Russia”.

Also, the FSB claims that these persons were preparing to commit terrorist acts – explosions in the night of may 9, 2015 improvised explosive devices near the Eternal flame and the monument to Lenin in Simferopol.

The Ministry of justice of Ukraine asked the Russian authorities on the transfer of Sentsov, Kolchenko and Afanasyev and convicted in Russia of Yury Soloshenko, home, as Ukrainian citizens, for further serving of punishment of the Russian Themis. Sentsov and Kolchenko have prepared the relevant documents.

Human rights activists believe Kolchenko and Sentsov political prisoners and call for their “immediate and unconditional release and full rehabilitation.”

Afanasiev and Soloshenko wrote to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin for clemency to simplify their extradition to Ukraine on 14 June and returned home. They were exchanged for two of the Odessa journalists Lisinskog Elena and Vitaly Didenko accused the Ukrainian authorities of separatism.

Earlier, Russia gave Ukraine a former servicewoman Nadezhda Savchenko, convicted in Russia for 22 years in prison on charges of involvement in the killing of journalists VGTRK in the Donbass. It exchanged for the Russians Evgeny Erofeev and Alexander Alexandrov, which Kiev called “soldiers of the GRU” and was sentenced to 14 years in prison on charges of terrorism.

Russia has refused to transfer to Ukraine of the Director Sentsov, who was convicted in Russia on charges of terrorism 21.10.2016

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