Moscow held rally in support of 'Crimean prisoners'

Dozens of young people hit the streets of the Russian capital calling to release the Ukrainians.

30 May 2016 10:43

Yesterday, May 29, Moscow hosted a rally in support of "Crimean prisoners" Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kolchenko. Several dozen young people blocked Strominka Street not far from Sokolniki metro station, a blogger Ilya Varlamov reported on Facebook.

The activists, who introduced themselves as the members of the National Revolution Unit, unfurled a banner "Freedom for Crimean prisoners", lit a few flares and marched through the streets, calling on to release the Ukrainians. The protesters were hiding their faces behind medical masks.

As QHA reported earlier, the Russian authorities illegally detained the Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov and the activist Alexander Kolchenko in occupied Crimea, and later tried them on charges of planning and organizing terrorist attacks on the peninsula.

The Russian court sentenced Sentsov to 20 years in prison, while Kolchenko got a 10-year prison term as alleged Sentsov’s accomplice.

Photo: Facebook page of Ilya Varlamov