Oleh Sentsov, a Ukrainian cinema director from Crimea who was imprisoned in Russia in August 2015, does not consider himself to be a ‘special case’ and ‘needs no special preferences’. He wrote this in a letter, which his sister Natalya Kaplan published on her Facebook profile
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved an extended sanction list of persons involved in illegal sentencing and other unlawful actions against Ukrainian citizens. The list was tabled with the National Security and Defense Council for endorsement.
President Petro Poroshenko congratulated everyone on Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko’s return and said that other detainees Afanasyev and Soloshenko would be the next to be released, due to severe health problems such as cancer and sepsis.