10. 10. 2018 15:26
Slovak Minister of Foreign Affairs, Miroslav Lajčák, met with Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergei Lavrov, in Moscow on Tuesday, with the goal being to open the case of imprisoned Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov. The Crimean director, who was vocal in his criticism of Russia for Crimea's annexation, was arrested in 2014 by Russian police and charged with terrorism, facing 20 years behind bars. In a statement on its website, Ukraine's Foreign Ministry called the Russian trial "a judicial farce". In his meeting with Lavrov, Lajčák expressed hope that Russia would respect its international obligations, appealing for the filmmaker's release.