Ukrainian court sentences Crimean woman for treason – media

16:40, 17 August 2018
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Russian Ombudswoman Tatyana Moskalkova says her Ukrainian counterpart, Lyudmyla Denisova, informed her a court in Ukraine's southern city of Kherson accepted a guilty plea from Olena Odnovol and sentenced her on August 16, RFE/RL wrote.

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Odnovol was arrested in April when she crossed into Ukrainian-controlled territory from Crimea, which had been seized and illegally annexed by Russia in 2014.

Ukrainian Prosecutor-General Yuriy Lutsenko said Odnovol had played an active role in Russian President Vladimir Putin's election campaign by collecting signatures in 2017 from his supporters in "Russia-occupied Ukrainian territory."

Ukrainian authorities said earlier that Odnovol used her Ukrainian passport to enter Ukraine's Kherson region from Crimea.

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