Sentsov, Kolchenko acknowledged as Ukraine citizens

20:03, 24 March 2016
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Oleh Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko are officially acknowledged as Ukrainian citizens, that is according to Ella Pamfilova, the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia, Ukraine Today reports.

Ms.Pamfilova said Sentsov and Kolchenko must be tried as Ukrainians, since this entitles Kyiv to demand their extradition from Russia. Russia are due to respond to the request next month April, according to Ukraine Today.

Sentsov is currently being kept in Yakutsk, northern Russia. Whereas Kolchenko has been transferred to the Kopeysk colony, close to Chelyabinsk.

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