The Council of Paris voted for granting a title of honorary citizen of the French capital to Ukrainian film director, political prisoner Oleg Sentsov.

Ambassador of Ukraine to France Oleh Shamshur reported this on his Twitter page.

"I am thankful to the Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, as well as to all those who supported this decision, for showing solidarity to the Ukrainian film director! We continue mobilization for release of all Ukrainian political prisoners of the Kremlin!" wrote Shamshur.

Earlier, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine nominated Oleg Sentsov for the Nobel Peace Prize.

On August 25, 2015, the North Caucasian District Military Court sentenced Sentsov to 20 years in prison in a maximum security penal colony.