KYIV (QHA) -

The organizers of the campaign for the liberation of Oleg Sentsov published a call on their page on Facebook for an urgent debate on the release of all Ukrainian prisoners of the Kremlin.

The message notes that next Monday, June 25, a session of the Assembly opens, which will bring together all the parliamentary delegations of the Council of Europe member states.

"We need them to hold an urgent debate on the release of Oleg Sentsov and all the 70 hostages of the Kremlin," the statement said.

Organizers note that achieving this goal will not be easy, as the Kremlin has strong support in the Council of Europe.

“As early as last year, Putin launched a multi-stage campaign to lift sanctions from the Russian delegation, supported by part of the leadership of the organization and a number of members of the Assembly. It is important for us to play the team,” the message says.

The organizers urge to send an open letter of participants of the global campaign #SaveOelgSentsov to the President, the Secretary General and the Chairmen of all political groups of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe by e-mail.

Text of the letter found at the link

Email addresses: clc.to/5FTazA

Earlier, on June 19, Oleg Sentsov's sister Natalya Kaplan called to sign a petition demanding the release of the Ukrainian filmmaker. Kaplan noted that Sentsov's health is deteriorating daily and a big threat exists that his kidneys would fail.

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