Russia has refused to extradite Sentsov and Kolchenko

The Ministry of justice again refused to allow the Ministry of justice of Ukraine on extradition is held in the Russian Ukrainians Oleg Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko, including their own citizens. This was announced by Deputy Minister of justice in European integration Sergei Petukhov.

“Russia has wrongly refused to issue Sentsov and Kolchenko. The opinion of their citizens. This “citizenship” was forcibly imposed on all residents of the Crimea simultaneously with the annexation of the Crimea. Both of these actions are void under international law,” wrote cocks wrote on his page in Facebook.

Cocks noted that Ukraine will seek the return of political prisoners through international organizations and through lawsuits in the European court of human rights.

We will remind, the Ukrainian Director Sentsov detained by FSB officers in Crimea in spring 2014. It was transferred to Russia, where he was tried on trumped-up charges of organizing terrorist attacks and arson of party offices on the Peninsula.

In December 2014 the Prosecutor General of Russia stated that Sentsov is a citizen of the Russian Federation, since after the annexation of the Peninsula, he allegedly expressed the desire to maintain another citizenship. A Russian court on 25 August 2015 sentenced. to 20 years imprisonment in a strict regime colony. In the same case Kolchenko was sentenced to 10 years in prison.