Vice-President of the Bundestag: Berlin will continue to seek the release of Sentsov

Вице-президент Бундестага: Берлин продолжит добиваться освобождения Сенцова

Vice-President of the German Bundestag Wolfgang Cubes during a meeting in Kiev with the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine on European integration Olena zerkal said that Berlin was ready to continue active efforts to free the political prisoner in Russia Director Oleg Sentsov. This reports the press service of the foreign Ministry.

“German politicians expressed concern over the illegal retention by Russia of Ukrainian citizens and underlined that constantly raise this issue in dialogue with Russia”, – stated in the message.

Cubes also assured the support of the German of Ukraine on the European integration path:

“We are ready to support reforms in Ukraine for the sake of your country was on the way to the European Union,” he said.

We will remind, Oleg Sentsov was arrested by the FSB in may 2014, after the annexation of Crimea by Russia. He was accused of planning terrorist attacks and were taken to Moscow. There the Director was sentenced to 20 years in prison, despite a lack of evidence.

May 14, 2018 illegally condemned in Russia Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov announced an indefinite hunger strike demanding the release of Ukrainian political prisoners who are in Russia.

According to the doctors, the fourth crisis, which is characterized by organ failure, can occur at any moment. Also UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, said that Sentsov is in critical condition.

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