Crimean political prisoner Yury Ilchenko, cut off the electronic bracelet, to get to mainland Ukraine by hitchhiking. Admingranitsu passed through the mined forest. The details of the escape from the occupied Peninsula Ilchenko told today on a press-conferences in Kiev, reports the correspondent of ЛІГА.net.

“On the eve of Russia day, I wore my dad’s jacket and took her mother’s wand, because I wanted to surveillance cameras and the people who followed me, not immediately recognized me. Cameras were hung everywhere, I saw how they were installed. Ran from home, cut off the ankle bracelet. Then ran an hour and a half to the border hitchhike,” said Ilchenko.

According to him, the next day the apartment of his parents, where he was under house arrest, came about a dozen police and military dogs who tried to take his trail.

“They failed, because I changed several times of the machine, and part of the way walked. Crossed the border through the mined forest at random and relied only on God. I thought: be that as it may, the main thing – not to fall back into the hell (in the Crimean prison, in which Ilchenko held 11 months – ed.)”, – he noted.

When Ilchenko crossed admingranitsu, it’s probably noticed by Russian border guards, and he had about 40 minutes still lie on the ground. “When I went out on the road, thought are already on our territory. But I was approached by soldiers in Russian, and I realized that this is neutral territory and that a few dozen meters away stands our soldier. And I ran. It is out of alignment and started shooting, although ran after me. When I ran up to our soldiers, I yelled: stop it. And ran to the place where their documents checked by the Ukrainian border control point – ed.), “said Ilchenko.

He noted that at the checkpoint, he gave the guards a Ukrainian passport, as the Russian nationality, being in the Crimea, he refused, and explained that he had escaped from custody. According to Ilchenko, he would like to live in Lviv, and added that today his parents have already left the occupied Sevastopol on the mainland Ukraine.

On 16 August it became known that in the Crimea Ilchenko, which the Russian occupants accused of extremism, has escaped from house arrest.

Russia has occupied the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in 2014 year. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine officially declared on 20 February 2014 beginning of the temporary occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia. Key international organizations, including the UN General Assembly has condemned Russia’s actions and called the annexation and occupation of Crimea illegal. Against Russia were imposed economic sanctions.




Crimean political prisoner said resonant details of the escape 17.08.2016

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