Viewers signed postcards to Kremlin hostages at the premiere of film on Ukraine’s fight for freedom
At the Kyiv premiere of the documentary ‘Breaking Point: The War for Democracy in Ukraine,’ presented by its co-authors, the winner of three Oscars Mark Jonathan Harris and director of the historical movies ‘Mamay‘ & ‘The Guide‘ Oles Sanin, guests made their contribution to the support of Oleg Sentsov and other Ukrainian hostages of the Kremlin’s hybrid aggression. At the invitation of #LetMyPeopleGo activists, they wrote their wishes of strength and freedom on the postcards that would soon be sent to the addressees illegally held in Russian prisons.
Taras Berezovets, Crimea-born co-founder of the Ukrainian Institute for the Future and author of the book Annexation: Island of Crimea, writes to his imprisoned compatriot Oleg Sentsov:
Dear Oleg! Over the last three years, you’ve became an example for many people in this country to follow. I’m waiting for the only thing: to shake your hand, the hand of a [courageous] man.
Here is one more affecting message to Sentsov, who is serving his 20-year sentence in one of the coldest places of Russia’s Siberia:
It’s so hard to find the right words. To be honest, I really want to hug you and say thank you! Thank you first and foremost for being a Citizen of Ukraine. And be sure: good triumphs over evil. It’s just a matter of time.
You can also do a simple but invaluable thing—send a letter or postcard to a Kremlin’s hostage! Read how and find the addresses here.
March 20, 2019