On March 10, Olexandr Kolchenko, Ukrainian activist, detained and sentenced to 10 years in high-security prison in Russia, has been transferred to punitive confinement with no explanations or reasons. The Consul Service Department of Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry reported this at Facebook. According to Ukrainian diplomats, Russia continues to breach rights of imprisoned Ukrainian citizens.
Recently, Kolchenko was convoyed to a detention facility in the town of Kopeisk, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia.
Due to his transfer to the punitive confinement, Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry demanded that the Russian side respects Kolchenko’s rights and sends him to a cell with appropriate conditions. Besides, the diplomats demand that the Kremlin releases and sends the activist back to Ukraine.