"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs protests against the ruling given in case of Oleh Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko," the report says.

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is alarmed by the verdict of the military tribunal in Rostov-on-Don issued on August 25, 2015, in the case of opponents to the Russian annexation of Crimea - Ukrainian movie director Oleh Sentsov, given a 20-year sentence, and Ukrainian activist Oleksandr Kolchenko, who received a 10-year sentence, both for planning terrorist acts."

"Russian courts are not competent to judge acts committed outside the internationally-recognized territory of Russia. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs considers the entire legal proceedings as fabricated, confession of witnesses as coerced and the term of imprisonment given to alleged perpetrators as absurd."

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs therefore calls for immediate release of Oleh Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko," the report reads.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the military court in Russia’s city of Rostov-on-Don on Tuesday sentenced Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov to 20 years in prison and Ukrainian activist Oleksandr Kolchenko to 10 years in prison, both were accused of terrorism and would be kept in a high-security penal colony.