One of the classics of Ukrainian cinema spoke harshly about the behavior of the President of Russia.
On the question of the journalist of the newspaper Express about what he sees finals in the history of political prisoners Oleg Sentsova, Roman Balayan said the following:
I am afraid to even talk about it. Because the hunger strike is going on which day, Holy smoke! This is how you have to be a scoundrel and unprincipled to much time to keep a man… of Course, I’m talking about Putin. Call him a masochist. He lived with hatred of the whole world to himself. This is some kind of masochism. Indestructible…
Filmmaker says he was trying to help to release Oleg Sentsov.
I wrote a letter to Putin regarding Sentsov, asked him to show mercy, “smile world”, but all was in vain. By the way, the Russian President, seems to know me — ten years ago, we even rockalise. He may not remember, but the culture would have to remember. Five years ago they were regularly congratulated me on my birthday by sending public telegrams, — said Roman Balayan.
The full interview with the classic of Ukrainian cinema is a new project, the quality of Ukrainian films and the upcoming elections — in the new issue of the newspaper Express.