The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with Alexander Kostenko, who was serving an illegal sentence in a prison in Kirov region (Russian Federation) and released on Friday, August 3. This was written by the head of state on his page on Facebook.
“The heat had a phone conversation with Alexander Kostenko. He’s a big lad! The illegal detention and the years of severe trials did not shake his firm Pro-Ukrainian position. Alexander is grateful to everyone who fought for him. Waiting for him in his native land! We continue to fight for the release from Russian captivity all Ukrainians, political prisoners”, – he wrote.
Recall that the Ukrainian political prisoner from the Crimea Alexander Kostenko was released from Russian penal colony №5 in the city of Kirovo-Chepetsk, Kirov region. He was accused of the fact that Kostenko allegedly during the Euromaidan protests in Kiev in February 2014 caused the injuries to the employee of the Crimean special forces “Berkut”. Also the activist was charged with unlawful possession of weapons – rifled barrel.