Russia again refuses to extradite Sentsov and Kolchenko

6.02.2017 р., 13:20

The Russian Justice Ministry has again declined the Ukrainian Justice Ministry's request for the extradition of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleh Sentsov and his accomplice Oleksandr Kolchenko, who were given lengthy prison sentences in Russia,  Serhiy Petukhov, deputy justice minister for European integration, said on Facebook.He said Ukraine considers Sentsov and Kolchenko its citizens and will seek their return through international organizations that have influence on Russia.In early May 2016, the convicts filled out documents for their extradition to Ukraine to serve their terms there.On June 1, the Russian Supreme Court refused to consider an appeal against the sentence.On October 21, 2016, Petukhov said Russia had refused to extradite Sentsov and Kolchenko to their home country to serve their terms there.


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