Ukrainian political prisoner Stanislav Klykh wrote a message from the Russian colony, which says about a deterioration of his health condition and suspicion of cancer. Acting Minister of Health Ulana Suprun reported this on Twitter.
‘He feels very bad. There is a suspicion of cancer. He hopes for exchange prior to the New Year and plans to continue his hunger strike again. The Ukrainian thanks for the sent letters and asks to send him more,’ Suprun claimed.
The letter has been published on Facebook by Russian activist Maria Ryabikova.
Klykh says that there is suspicion of gangrene and cancer. He also has high blood pressure, a dentist inserted a filling but it fell out.
Stanislav Klykh was detained in Russia in September 2014, when he came to Russia to visit his pregnant girlfriend.
The Russian jury said Klykh and another Ukrainian political activist, Mykola Karpyuk both allegedly joined the Viking unit, which fought on the side of Chechen nationalists as they sought independence from Russia in the 1990s. The jury accused Karpyuk and Klykh of killing and wounding dozens of Russian servicemen. Klykh was sentenced to 20 years in prison.