Macron: Oleg Sentsov is great European

French President Emmanuel Macron has met with Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov, who was released from a Russian prison, on the sidelines of the autumn session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in Strasbourg.

“With liberated Oleg Sentsov in Strasbourg. The great European. He belongs to those who believe that the freedom of others is as important as ours,” wrote the French president wrote on Twitter.

He recalled that Sentsov was released as a result of the prisoner exchange between Ukraine and Russia in early September.

À Strasbourg avec Oleg Sentsov, libre. Un grand Européen. Il est de ceux qui pensent que la liberté des autres nous est aussi essentielle que la nôtre. Sa liberté est le résultat de l’avancée que fut l’échange de prisonniers intervenu début septembre entre la Russie et l’Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/WqsdSSZ0Al — Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) 1 октября 2019 г.

As reported, the prisoner swap between Ukraine and the Russian Federation took place on September 7. In particular, 24 Ukrainian sailors – prisoners of war and 11 political prisoners, including film director Oleg Sentsov and activist Oleksandr Kolchenko, returned to Ukraine. They were detained by representatives of Russian special services in Crimea in May 2014 on charges of allegedly plotting terrorist attacks on the peninsula.

In August 2015, the North Caucasus District Military Court in Rostov-on-Don sentenced Sentsov to 20 years in maximum security penal colony and Kolchenko to 10 years on trumped-up charges of plotting terrorist attacks in the territory of Crimea. Both denied their guilt.

(c) Ukrinform

4 comments

  • “With liberated Oleg Sentsov in Strasbourg. The great European. He belongs to those who believe that the freedom of others is as important as ours,” wrote the French president wrote on Twitter.

    Load of fucking bullshit, Sentsov is a great Ukrainian, not a great European. This is what a European is all about.

    In an address Tuesday to the Strasbourg, France-based body’s assembly, Macron stressed it “allows Russian citizens to defend their rights at the European Court (of Human Rights) against their government.”

    I hope Sentsov told the gutless bastard about all the torture, and fake courts in Muscovy.

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  • Too bad Macron doesn’t believe in the “freedom of others” as evidenced by his only support so far has been verbal.

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  • This slimy, granny-grabbing putler jackboot-licker is as contemptible as the long list of worms who have ran France for years. Yesterday this crapulous country gave a hero’s send off to a corrupt communist who regarded putler as a’dear friend’ : Chirac.

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