The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine urges the world to step up pressure on Russia to release Ukrainian political prisoners of Vladimir Baloga and Oleg Sentsov. About this on their page Twitter wrote the speaker of the Ukrainian foreign Ministry Marian Betz.
“177 days on hunger strike Mr Baluch. 121 – Oleg Sentsov. Encourage partners to increase pressure on Russia to release them,” said Betz.
Recall, July 5, Razdolnensky district court in Crimea has sentenced the Ukrainian political prisoner Vladimir Baloga to 5 years in a General regime colony and a fine of 10 thousand rubles. (about 4 thousand UAH) on charges of alleged illegal possession of ammunition. Human rights activists believe that his repression of Pro-Ukrainian position, in particular for the Ukrainian flag, which was hung in his backyard.
In protest, Baloch announced on 19 March 2018 indefinite hunger strike. On 10 September it was reported that the state of health of Vladimir Baloga very bad, he takes painkillers.
Sentenced by a Russian court to 20 years of imprisonment for allegedly planning terrorist attacks in annexed Crimea, the Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov on hunger strike for 121 days.
Its main requirement for the Russian authorities to release 64 Ukrainian political prisoners being held in Russian prisons. According to the doctors, the fourth crisis, which is characterized by organ failure, can occur at any moment. According to the lawyer Sentsov, his health suffered irreparable harm, and Ukrainian is almost not get out of bed.