Response of the Director Alexander Sokurov on the Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave still on December 2 at a meeting of the Council on cinematography. This was reported by press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, reports “Interfax”. In the statement of the President, he said, contained the essence of the answer.
At the time of awarding the prize “Nika” March 28, Sokurov said that waiting for a response from the President concerning its request to release Sentsov.
In December he addressed with this request to the President. Vladimir Putin then said that Sentsov convicted not for their beliefs or work, and for terrorist activities. “We must proceed from the fact that we live in a legal state, and questions of this kind should be dealt with by the judicial system,” the President said.