On May 11, 2014, after Russia occupied Ukrainian Crimea, he was detained there by Russian Federal Security Service.
Embassy of Ukraine in the USA reports:
'He was born on July 13, 1976 in Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine. Oleh is a filmmaker best known for his 2011 film Gamer.
On May 11, 1914, after Russia occupied Ukrainian Crimea, he was detained there by Russian Federal Security Service. Oleh was forcibly moved to Russia and went on trial. Russian authorities deprived him of access to legal assistance in violation of his rights as a citizen of Ukraine. On August 25, 2015, Oleh was sentenced to 20 years in jail on false allegations of terrorism.
'I consider myself an activist of Maidan, and it’s the main I’ve done in my life. I don’t consider the court to be a legitimate one. I’m a citizen of Ukraine, who was illegally seized by the security officers of your country', - he said.
We admire the courge of Oleh Sentsov and remain committed to struggle for his release as well as release of all other Kremlin's prisoners and de-occupation of the Ukrainian peninsula Crimea.
As reported earlier by 1492news.com, Savchenko predicts end of military conflict in Donbass.