Disinfo: Film maker Oleg Sentsov is a Russian citizen


Since imprisoned film maker Oleg Sentsov is a citizen of Russia, the FSIN (Russian correctional service) authorities could not allow access to the Ukrainian Human Rights Ombudswoman Ludmila Denisova because she is a foreign citizen.


Sentsov was born in Crimea, which was invaded by Russian soldiers in 2014 and annexed by Russia following a vote the United Nations called invalid.

Sentsov remains a citizen of Ukraine. Russian authorities are well aware of this and have repeatedly admitted this. For example, the indictment document for Sentsov from 2015 lists him as a citizen of Ukraine, with information from his Ukrainian passport and no references to a Russian passport.

More importantly, the administration of the prison where Sentsov is currently held identified him as a Ukrainian citizen in an official notice sent to Ukraine’s consulate in Russia.

Further debunking by Polygraph.info


  • Reported in: Issue114
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 28/06/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Oleg Sentsov, illegal annexation, Human rights, Crimea


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