In US, near the the Russian Consulate in New York, on December 31 activists held a rally in support of Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov who is sentenced in Russia for 20 years.
On Free Oleg Sentsov Facebook page activist Andriy Zagdansky wrote:
“Our small but friendly flashmob in support of illegally imprisoned Oleg Sentsov near the Russian consulate in New York. Thanks to everyone for coming,” posted Andriy Zagdansky.
Ukrainian film director Sentsov was arrested by Russian security service officers in the annexed Crimea in May 2014 together with pro-Ukrainian activists Oleksandr Kolchenko, Oleksiy Cherniy and Hennadiy Afanasiyev. They were all charged with plotting terrorist acts.Both men have denied their guilt from the day of their arrest. On August 25, 2015, the military court in Russia`s city of Rostov-on-Don sentenced Sentsov to 20 years in prison.