Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday offered to hand Moscow a detained Russian state media journalist in exchange for Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov who is behind bars in a Russian Arctic penal colony.
Russia and Ukraine are in the midst of sensitive talks on a prisoner exchange following the first-ever phone call between Zelensky and Russian President Vladimir Putin last week.
Filmmaker Sentsov, Ukraine’s most famous political prisoner, is serving a 20-year sentence in a Russian penal colony for planning “terrorist attacks” in Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014.
Kiev says the charges are politically motivated and last year …read more
Source: Gulf times