EU on continuous detention of the Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov: “We expect Russia to provide him with appropriate treatment”

10-08-2018
Photo: European Union
Photo: European Union

On 10 August, the EU spokesperson issued a statement on the continuous detention by the Russian Federation of the Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov.

“Oleg Sentsov, Ukrainian film director who was detained shortly after the illegal annexation of the Crimean peninsula by the Russian Federation in 2014, has been on hunger strike since 14 May in a Russian prison,” the spokesperson said.

“The health conditions of Mr Sentsov are reported to be deteriorating rapidly.”

“We expect Russia to provide him with appropriate treatment in an institutionalised medical setting in line with the European Court of Human Rights interim measure of the past 25th of July,” continued the EU statement.

In conclusion, the EU spokesperson highlighted that the EU expects international human rights standards on the peninsula to be upheld and all illegally detained Ukrainian citizens in Russia and on the Crimean peninsula to be released without delay.

Find out more

EU statement