Russia has released a Ukrainian political prisoner, Roman Ternovsky, convicted of participating in a banned right-wing organization in Russia. “Association of relatives of political prisoners of the Kremlin” reported about this.
“Political prisoner Roman Ternovsky was released in connection with the expiration of the false imprisonment. Now Roman is already in Ukraine, in a dire condition, heading home to Kharkiv region. The man has no money and no other resources at all,” the message reads.
The Pervomaisk district court of Rostov-on-Don sentenced Ternovsky for two years and three months of a general regime colony on the charge of “participation in the activities of an extremist organization”
The Russian investigation used evidence from YouTube videos, which, in particular, showed that Ternovsky was involved in a rally for the blockade of trucks from Russia on February 2016. In addition, in April 2016, in Kharkiv, Ternovsky, together with like-minded people, blocked the meeting of the Ukrainian Choice organization. On May 9, 2016, he said that he participated in a fight with representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. In June 2016, Turnovsky was one of the demonstrators who walked in Kharkiv with Putin’s dummy in the coffin.