The Russian authorities did not allow the prisoner to Alexander Kolchenko to continue their education in Ukrainian universities, which were interrupted by his abduction, his intelligence of the occupier in Crimea in 2014. About this in Facebook said the first Vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Irina Gerashchenko.
“Among the political prisoners of the Kremlin is the only student – Alexander Kolchenko, Ukrainian, student of the geography faculty of Taurida national University. Despite the fact that the Russian legislation allows part-time and distance learning, Alexander denied the fundamental right to education. Supposedly HPI is not present in the Russian Federation accreditation”, – she wrote.
This Gerashchenko said that not a single Russian University will not take on distance learning of the prisoner.
The representative of Ukraine in the humanitarian sub-group the Minsk process and urged the Ukrainian student organization with close contacts at the international level, to communicate the problem Kolchenko to students all over the world.
“The world must know that the Kremlin has enough young Ukrainians smuggled into their jail and leaves without a right to health care and education. Remember Alexander today. We should strengthen the collaboration with students around the world fighting for his release,” – said Gerashchenko.
She added that preparing for this occasion appeals to the Ombudsman Valeria Lutkovska and the OSCE. Also Gerashchenko intends to appeal to the Ministry of education with a request to appoint Kolchenko scholarships, which will help his family.
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In addition, the Vice speaker reported on the meeting with the rector of TNU Vladimir Kazarin, and noted that “the University will continue to fight for your student’s future geographer”.
Gerashchenko has also published a letter to the Russian Federal service of execution of punishments in the name of Kazarina, where officials of the state of the occupant refuse to allow Kol to education at TNU.
August 25, 2015 Severo-the Caucasian district military court has sentenced Kolchenko to 10 years in a penal colony on trumped-up charges of terrorism. Russia refuses to hand Kolchenko and sentenced to 20 years in prison Director Oleg Sentsov Ukraine, including their own citizens.