KYIV (QHA) -

Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov phoned home for the first time in a month and a half from the Russian prison in Labytnanga of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District, RF, where he is illegally detained, according to his sister Natalia Kaplan.

In her message on Facebook she noted that Oleg Sentsov still refuses to meet.

“Oleg first called from Labytnanga. He says he doesn’t need any parcels or money yet. Still refuses to meet. He said "I'm waiting for something different," she wrote.

According to her, during a telephone conversation lasting three minutes, she tried to explain to Sentsov that since he is a political prisoner, not a war prisoner, the procedure for exchanging prisoners, unfortunately, does not apply to him. However, in her opinion, her brother still does not understand this.

In August 2015, a court in the Russian Federation found Oleg Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko guilty of allegedly creating a "terrorist organization" in the Crimea, committing two terrorist attacks and plotting another one, as well as in an attempt to acquire explosive devices and illegal storage of weapons.

Sentsov was sentenced to 20 years in prison, Kolchenko - to 10 years in prison.

Currently, Oleg Sentsov is in prison No. 8 ("Polar Bear") in the town of Labytnanga of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District of the Russian Federation.

QHA reported that Ankara (Turkey) hosted the screening of the film "The Trial" by Askold Kurov, dedicated to the political prisoner of the Kremlin, the Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov.

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