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Fifth anniversary of Ukrainian director's Russian detention marked

Kiev - A protest in Ukraine's capital Kiev on Friday marked the fifth anniversary of the arrest of Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov by Russian authorities.

Jailed Ukraine director says 'survived' hunger strike

Moscow - Jailed Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov, who refused food for 145 days in a Russian prison, is feeling better and thinks he has "survived" the worst effects of his high-profile protest, according to a letter to a supporter.

Sentsov: Ukrainian film director blocked by politics

Moscow - Oleg Sentsov's career as a film director was on the rise when Russia's annexation of his native Crimea abruptly changed the course of his life.

Sentsov: Ukrainian director whose career was derailed by politics

Moscow - Oleg Sentsov's career as a film director was on the up when the Russian annexation of his native Crimea abruptly changed his trajectory.

Western filmmakers urge action to save Ukraine's Sentsov

Paris - Britain's Ken Loach, Canada's David Cronenberg and dozens of other filmmakers called Monday on Russia to free Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov, who has been on hunger strike for nearly three months in a Siberian jail.

Trump urged to raise Ukraine filmmaker's fate with Putin

Apo - Free-expression group PEN America called on US President Donald Trump to raise the fate of a hunger-striking Ukrainian filmmaker at a summit Monday with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

Putin says 'premature' to divulge detail of Ukraine prisoner swap

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday it was too early to discuss in detail a possible prisoner exchange with Ukraine, amid hopes for the release of film director Oleg Sentsov and others during the World Cup.

Kiev urges Moscow to let doctors see hunger-striker Sentsov

Kiev - Ukraine urged Russia on Sunday to allow foreign doctors to visit film director Oleg Sentsov, who has gone on hunger strike in a Russian prison, as fears mount for his health.

Jailed filmmaker inspires Ukraine with bestselling book

Kiev - Ukrainians are snapping up the autobiography of film director Oleg Sentsov, who was last week sentenced by Russia to 20 years in prison in a shock ruling that sparked global condemnation.

Sentsov: Film director turned political prisoner

Moscow - Oleg Sentsov, jailed by Russia Tuesday for 20 years on "terrorism" charges, is a promising young film director who financed his first movie from the proceeds of his children's computer and video-gaming club.

Russia prosecutors seek 23 years jail for Ukraine filmmaker

Moscow - Russian prosecutors on Wednesday demanded that Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov be jailed for 23 years on terror charges, in a trial decried by the West.
 

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