U.S. calls on Russia to release all Ukrainian Crimea-native political prisoners

19:30, 26 February 2019
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"On Day of Crimean Resistance to Russian Occupation we reiterate calls for the immediate release of all Crimeans Russia has arbitrarily detained or convicted for peaceful opposition to its brutal occupation," Deputy Speaker of the U.S. State Department, Robert Palladino, wrote on Twitter.

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In particular the official called for the release of Oleh Sentsov, Oleksandr Kolchenko, Volodymyr Balukh, and Ruslan Zeytullayev

He also reiterated the fact that "Crimea is Ukraine."

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