Recently sentenced in RF Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov expects to be exchanged for someone from Russian servicemen.
Unian reports this with reference to sister of Oleg Sentsov Natalia Kochneva.
According to Ms. Kochneva, her brother is in a good mood. He doesn’t believe in 20 years of prison. First of all Oleg counts on exchange of prisoners, secondly he hopes for change of situation in Russia itself. ‘The hell cannot be eternal,’ – Sentsov’s sister said quoting her brother.
Although she’s not an optimist, Natalia Kochneva doesn’t believe in 20 years sentence as well.
She believes that her brother can be exchanged for some Russian servicemen or ‘someone else caught by Security Service of Ukraine’.
On September 9, 2015 official representative of Foreign Ministry of Russian Federation Maria Zakharova said that MFA had no information concerning negotiations on exchange of pilot Nadia Savchenko, director Oleg Sentsov and activist Oleksander Kolchenko for Russian servicemen captured in Ukraine.
We remind that on August 25 Sentsov and Kolchenko were sentenced for 20 and 10 years in prison correspondingly. Their criminal case was built on fabricated charges of preparing terrorist attacks in Crimea.
Film director Sentsov and public activist Kolchenko had been arrested in May 2014. Federal Security Service of Russian Federation declared them members Ukrainian organization the ‘Right Sector’ which is banned in RF.
According to the version of investigation, the activists planned to carry out subversive-terrorist attacks in number of Crimean cities, destruction of number of life important facilities, railway bridges and power lines.
Both Kolchenko and Sentsov have been denying their guilt since the moment of being arrested.
On September 4 Sentsonv’s lawyer Dmytro Dindze submitted an appellation against the verdict of the court.
He also promised to appeal to European Court on Human Rights because he doesn’t count on internal state courts.