Blogger from Sevastopol has escaped arrest and left for Ukraine


Teacher and blogger Yuri Ilchenko from Sevastopol, accused by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) of extremism, has escaped house arrest.

This was reported by First Deputy Minister of information policy of Ukraine Emine Dzheppar.

“Yuri Ilchenko was detained by FSB on July 2, 2015 and spent 11 months in jail. After he had been transferred to house arrest in Sevastopol, he escaped,” she said.

Ilchenko intends to hold a press conference in Kiev on August 17 and explain the circumstances of his escape and tell about Ukrainian citizens intimidated by Russia in Crimea.

The FSB detained the 37-year-old Crimean teacher of foreign languages Ilchenko for a number of articles condemning the annexation of the peninsula by Russia. He was accused of extremism.

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