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Russia brings jailed Ukrainian filmmaker to Moscow amid prisoner swap talks - reports

Russia brings jailed Ukrainian filmmaker to Moscow amid prisoner swap talks - reports
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia has transferred jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov from a remote Arctic prison to custody in Moscow amid talks with Kiev on a possible prisoner swap, news agencies TASS and Interfax cited unnamed sources as saying on Thursday.

A native of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula who opposed the region’s annexation by Russia in 2014, Sentsov says his original conviction was politically-motivated. He was jailed in 2015 for planning terrorist attacks there, a charge he denied.

(Reporting by Maxim Rodionov; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by)

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