Canada, the UK and the EU urged Russia to release Sentsov

Канада, Великобритания и Евросоюз призвали Россию освободить Сенцова

Canada, the UK and the European Union appealed to Russia with an appeal to free Oleg Sentsov.

So, the foreign Minister of Canada Chrystia Freeland issued a statement on his Twitter page.

“Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov on hunger strike for 100 days, we call on Russia to release Ukrainian political prisoners. Canada is very concerned about his condition. We call on Russia to release him,” she wrote.

Minister for European Affairs and America Alan Duncan also made a statement in which he called on Russia to fulfill its international obligations and to release Ukrainian political prisoners illegally held in Russian prisons.

The statement was released by the press service of the British government.

“The 100th day of the hunger strike of Oleg Sentsov we remain extremely concerned about his health and how it is treated by the Russian authorities. It is extremely important that Russia provided Ukrainian officials and international humanitarian organizations unrestricted access to Mr. Sentsov, Mr. Baloha and 70 other Ukrainian political prisoners. No one can be imprisoned for opposing the illegal annexation of Crimea. Russia must adhere to its obligations under international humanitarian law and human rights and to release them immediately,” said Duncan.

The statement of the head of the EU delegation in Ukraine Mr Hugues Mingarelli was also published on Twitter.

“100 days of hunger strike in prison, the state of health Oleg Sentsov is deteriorating rapidly. EU urges Russia to immediately release him and all illegally detained Ukrainian citizens in Russia and on the Crimean Peninsula”, – he said.

We will remind, sentenced by a Russian court to 20 years of imprisonment for allegedly planning terrorist attacks in annexed Crimea, the Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov starves the 100th day. He went on hunger strike on 14 may this year.

Its main requirement for the Russian authorities to release 64 Ukrainian political prisoners being held in Russian prisons.

According to the latest information, Sentsov going through the 3rd crisis and his health is in critical condition. Earlier the lawyer Sentsov Dmitry Dinze said that he lost 30 lbs. Started having problems with heart, kidneys and liver.

According to the doctors, the 4th crisis, which is characterized by organ failure, can occur at any moment.

At the same time in Russia claim that Sentsov is awake, reads books, watches TV, etc.

On Tuesday, August 14, Sentsov was attended by Russian human rights activist Zoya Svetova. She said that Sentsov calls your status “predcitions”.

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