Letters constitute a thread between the realm of freedom and the prison, which helps the inmates to keep in touch with the world and not to despond. This is the simplest but extraordinary important way of support.
The campaign #LetMyPeopleGo was launched by the Euromaidan SOS initiative to protect the Ukrainian citizens imprisoned in Russia and occupied Crimea for political reasons. It aims at the release of all the persons on the #LetMyPeopleGo list and monitors compliance with the fundamental rights of Kremlin’s hostages, particularly, freedom from torture, free access to a lawyer, medical care etc. The campaign has been supported by a number of organizations in Ukraine and abroad.
I was and will remain a citizen of Ukraine. I do not recognize the annexation of Crimea and the military seizure of Crimea by the Russian Federation. I am not a peasant to be transferred together with the land.
Oleg Sentsov Ukrainian filmmaker
I am aware of support, solidarity, and brotherly love my compatriots are offering me. I give my best regards to them and have no words to express my gratitude.
Mykola Karpyuk Ukrainian politician and public figure
Hennadii Afanasiev Crimean photographer and activist
Thank you all those who have written to me or simply remembered kindly of me — this fills me with a lot of strength.
Nadiya Savchenko Ukrainian military officer
Akhtem Chiygoz deputy head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People
I don’t know what your convictions are worth if you aren’t ready to suffer or die for them.