Ukrainian film Director and released a political prisoner Oleg Sentsov has arrived to Latvia at the invitation of the Latvian side. At the airport he was met by Latvian officials together with Ambassador of Ukraine, reported on page in Facebook of the Embassy of Ukraine in Latvia.
“Sentsov met Deputy state Secretary of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Latvia A. lots and Ambassador of Ukraine V. Mishchenko,” the message reads.
The Director was an active participant of Euromaidan and Automaidan. And since the beginning of the annexation of the Crimea was going back to Simferopol. There he tried to organize a rally “For a United country” and gave food to the Ukrainian military.
Sentsov was arrested by Russian security forces on may 10, 2014 in Simferopol for terrorism. On the same charges on August 25, 2015 he was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment in a strict regime colony.
Ukrainian Director November 26, received the Sakharov prize. This award, which the European Parliament awards each year for freedom of thought.