Sentsov awarded the title of Honorary Citizen of Paris. In France Ukrainian film maker met with those who supported him
The Ukrainian film maker, former Kremlin political prisoner Oleg Sentsov, in the French capital was presented with documents on conferring the title of Honorary Citizen of Paris.
The press service of the European Parliament reported about the title granted.
During his stay in Paris, Sentsov managed to communicate with the Ukrainian community. He also met with the French Minister for Human Rights, François Croquette.
За свое фото с моим портретом на Красной площади он мог разрушить себе карьеру, но не испугался. И я ему за это особенно благодарен, — написал Сенцов в Facebook.
Sentsov noted that “the most important and honorable” during his stay in Paris was his meeting with Soviet dissident Viktor Fainberg, who participated in a protest rally on Red Square against the entry of troops into Czechoslovakia in 1968. For this, Feinberg was arrested and punitive psychiatry was applied to him. After the liberation, the Soviet dissident emigrated to Paris.
“There are people for whom I am an example, but there are also those who were an example to me,” Sentsov wrote about Feinberg.
QHA media reported, that on October 1, Sentsov in Strasbourg told French President Emmanuel Macron that there were 86 Kremlin prisoners in Russia, most of whom were Crimean Tatars.
Macron, during his speech at the session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, fully supported the return of the Russian delegation to PACE, saying that “the Russian people are very close to European humanism.” The French president believes that the return of the Russian Federation to PACE will also help to resolve many conflicting issues, in particular in Transnistria, the Caucasus, Georgia and Ukraine.