Contents tagged with Sentsov

  • Ukraine nominates Sentsov for the Nobel Peace Prize

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has decided to nominate the film director Oleh Sentsov, who is currently in a Russian prison, for the Nobel Peace Prize.

    245 people's deputies voted for this decision.

    "Given the courageous behavior of Oleh Sentsov, who is unlawfully detained in the Russian Federation for 4 years, for his heroic non-violent protest against the illegal occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the city of Sevastopol and certain regions of Donetsk and Luhansk by the Russian …

  • Lavrov: Putin and Merkel discussed the fate of Sentsov

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the issue of director Oleh Sentsov during a meeting in Meseberg on August 18, stated Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov at a news conference following the talks with his German counterpart Heiko Maas, reported TASS.

    “We have been informing people on his health condition. He is under the constant supervision of doctors. This question purely concerns the humanitarian sphere. There are legislative …

  • Imprisoned Sentsov starts work on new film

    Ukrainian filmmaker Oleh Sentsov, convicted in Russia on spurious charges, has begun working on a new film while in prison. His attorney, Dmitry Dinze, disclosed the film’s working title - “Numbers” - in a comment to Russian news outlet Novaya Gazeta after visiting the White Bear penal colony in Labytnangi.

    According to the attorney, he brought the supporting materials to the filmmaker for review.

    “He still does not look very well, but he refuses to stop the hunger strike, despite the fact …

  • Ex-President of Poland nominates Sentsov for Nobel Peace Prize

    Polish ex-President Lech Walesa nominated the Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov, currently imprisoned in Russia, for the Nobel Peace Prize, the Polish Film Academy reported.

    Walesa noted that various international human rights organizations have already considered Sentsov's sentence illegal. In addition, according to the former President of Poland, the courage of a political prisoner, who does not require his own liberation, deserves attention.

    In the late 1980s, Lech Walesa led the “ …

  • Dzhemilev: Erdogan to discuss release of Ukrainian prisoners with Putin

    Ukraine has given Turkey a list of Ukrainians being held illegally in Russia, Ukrainian MP and Presidential Commissioner for the Crimean Tatar People Mustafa Dzhemilev told UNIAN news agency. Turkish President Recep Erdogan intends to discuss the possibility of releasing the Kremlin’s prisoners with his colleague Vladimir Putin.

    “The Mejlis administrator made contact. He asked the Turkish ambassador to pass on this list. He passed it on, I think it was a week ago,” Dzhemilev told reporters. …

  • US Secretary of State discusses the issue of Sentsov’s imprisonment with Lavrov

    The United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a telephone conversation with the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergey Lavrov, during which the two sides discussed the situation with the Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov, reported the press service of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “Mike Pompeo discussed the issue of Oleg Sentsov’s imprisonment who is accused of involvement in terrorist activities. He was given the relevant explanations,” reads the message.

    The …

  • Ukraine calls on Canada to impose new sanctions against Putin’s associates

    During the meeting with the Parliamentary Secretary, Minister of Canadian Heritage Arif Virani, the Commissioner for human rights in Ukraine, Lyudmyla Denisova suggested that Canada impose additional restrictions against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s closest friends in order to help the release of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia.

    "I invited Canada to join the public in constantly reminding the Russian President about the need to return our guys to their relatives. This can be done …

  • Macron calls on Putin to find humanitarian solution to Sentsov case

    On Friday, during the phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron spoke about the Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov.

    Macron called on Putin to find a humanitarian solution to the case of the Ukrainian filmmaker, who was sentenced to imprisonment in Russia and has been on a hunger strike for three months, reported the Deutsche Welle.

    Macron expressed concern about the fact that Sentsov’s health has worsened critically, announced the Elysee Palace. …

  • Russia denies Amnesty International access to imprisoned filmmaker Sentsov

    The international human rights organization Amnesty International did not receive permission to meet with Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov, who is currently in a Russian prison colony, as reported by the organization’s press office.

    On July 30 the Amnesty International office in Moscow received a letter from Deputy Director of the Federal Penitentiary Service Valery Balan which denied the human rights organization’s request to visit Sentsov in the penal colony in Labytnangi, but there …

  • Germany urges Russia to provide necessary medical care to Sentsov

    Germany calls upon Russian Federation to provide immediate medical assistance to the imprisoned Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov, stated the Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid of Germany, Barbel Kofler.

    "The fact that the European Court of Human Rights has urged Russia to provide Oleg Sentsov with the urgent necessary medical care, emphasizes the widespread concern about his health condition. It has worsened again since the beginning of his hunger …