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Sentsov to testify in case of abduction at Crimean prosecutor's office

09.09.2019, 17:13

The Crimean Public Prosecutor's Office is to subpoena Oleg Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko, released from captivity, for witness testimonies in the case of their abduction, as the spokeswoman of the Crimean Prosecutor's Office Kateryna Didenko told it, as Hromadske Radio reported.

The legal proceedings will start after the former prisoners will be examined by doctors.

In the case of kidnapping Sentsov and Kolchenko should be given the status of aggrieved persons, Didenko added.

According to Hromadske Radio, in the case of the abduction by the Russian occupation authorities, Hennady Afanasyev and Mykyta Borkin, activist who managed to escape from the Crimean peninsula despite the search by the FSB, have already testified.

IMI reported, on September 7 Ukraine exchanged prisoners with Russia in 35-35 format. Twenty-four POWs and political prisoners have returned to Ukraine , including director Oleg Sentsov and Ukrinform journalist Roman Sushchenko.

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