“It’s better today”
Ukrainian filmmaker injured at the front
In 2015, Oleh Senzow was sentenced to 20 years in prison in Russia on terror charges, but was released in 2019. After the start of the Ukraine war, the filmmaker volunteered in Kiev. Now he has been admitted to the hospital.
According to his own statements, the Ukrainian filmmaker Oleh Senzow was injured at the front. “That was yesterday. It’s better today,” Senzow commented on Sunday evening on Facebook on a video he posted showing him injured on the battlefield. Lying on the ground, he reported a splinter injury. He was taken to the hospital with other wounded comrades, he said.
Born in Crimea, the Ukrainian was arrested there in 2014 after the Russian annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula. A year later he was sentenced to 20 years in prison in Russia for allegedly planning terrorist attacks. He was also accused of membership in the ultra-national Ukrainian Right Sector movement. Senzow denied all allegations against him and reported that the authorities used torture in an attempt to extract a confession.
Internationally, he was considered a political prisoner. In 2019 he was released as part of a prisoner exchange. After the start of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine, Sentsov volunteered in Kiev. Most recently he fought in the Zaporizhia region, where he was promoted to second lieutenant.