At the same time, Sentsov's mother hopes her relationship with her son, who has repeatedly made statements against requests to Putin for pardon, will not change in any way, she told Krym.Realii.

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As UNIAN reported, FSB operatives detained Sentsov in Crimea in the spring of 2014. He was transferred to Russia, where he was tried on trumped-up charges of organizing terror attacks and setting fire to the offices of political parties.

The Russian court in August 2015 sentenced Sentsov to 20 years in prison. The Ukrainian film director is being held in a colony in the distant Arctic town of Labytnangi.

On May 14, 2018, Sentsov went on a hunger strike demanding the release of all Ukrainian political prisoners.

Ukrainian Ombudsperson, Liudmyla Denisova, was denied access to Sentsov.

It became known on Friday Sentsov's mother, Liudmyla, as early as June 22, 2018, appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin with a request to grant pardon to her son.