Russian Ministry of Justice is considering the possibility of transferring Crimean political prisoners to Ukraine

Alexander Kolchenko and Oleg Sentsov Alexander Kolchenko and Oleg Sentsov

The Ministry of Justice of Russia has instructed the Federal Penal Service to prepare documents to transfer four Ukrainian convicts, including the crimeans Oleg Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko, to Ukraine.

The Ministry of Justice Press-Service stated that the correspondent documents were preparing to transfer the convicted persons to serve their sentence in Ukraine. A representative of the Ministry underlined that the final decision would be taken by the federal courts in Russia.

Earlier the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine sent again a request to the Russian Federation to transfer the Ukrainian political prisoners Sentsov and Kolchenko unlawfully convicted of “terrorism” in Russia.

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