The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine strongly condemned the verdict of the "court" against a Ukrainian activist Igor Movenko in the occupied Crimea, a spokesperson for the Office Mariana Betsa stated on Twitter.

Movenko was accused of a crime under Art. 280 Part 2 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (public appeals for the implementation of extremist activity) for his comment in the group "Crimea - Ukraine" in the social network "VKontakte". According to the investigation, the comment of Movenko is hostile to Russia and to the participants of the so-called "Russian spring".

May 7, the Kremlin-controlled Gagarinsky district court of Sevastopol sentenced the Ukrainian Igor Movenko to two years in a colony of the general regime.

“The occupier cynically fabricates cases. Strongly condemning the "verdict" against Ukrainian Movenko. We urge our partners to intensify pressure on the Russian Federation,” Betsa wrote.

On September 9, 2016, a video with the beating of Sevastopol resident Igor Movenko was published on the network. It was shot at the scene by the wife of the victim. According to her, Movenko was beaten because of the symbols of the Ukrainian battalion "Azov", glued to his bike.

Igor Movenko was then diagnosed with open traumatic brain injury, brain concussion, fracture of the base of the skull, fracture of the jaw, closed fracture of the nose bones, eyeball contusion and other injuries.