There is no threat to the life of Ukrainian political prisoner Volodymyr Balukh detained in annexed Crimea. Russian ombudswoman Tatiana Moskalkova claimed this on June 26 during her visit to Kyiv as 112 Ukraine broadcasted.
“According to the doctors, there is no threat to his life. But I plan to visit him and personally see his condition,” she said.
Moskalkova was also asked when she plans the visit.
“After the visit to Sentsov. Salekhard and then Balukh.”
Earlier Balukh’s lawyer reported on the deterioration in the health of the political prisoner.
Reportedly, Volodymyr Balukh was sentenced to three years and seven months of colony-settlement for allegedly unlawful storage of ammunition in occupied Crimea. Human right defenders think that he was repressed for pro-Ukrainian position precisely for the put up Ukrainian flag in his backyard. Later, the court reduced his sentence to two months, by excluding the ammunition purchase clause.
On April 2, Olga Dinze, Volodymyr Balukh's attorney claimed that falsely detained was beaten up by the convoy after the appellate. The administration of the detention facility refused to give Balukh a water due to his proclamation of hunger strike.
On June 7, it was reported that because of the long-term hunger strike Balukh lost 30 kg. Mariana Betsa, Speaker of the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted that Blukh is in a critical condition on June 15. At the same time, the court extended his sentence to August 14.
Dinze reported that Balukh believes that he will be swapped and transferred to the Ukrainian mainland.