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Rally in support of Ukrainian prisoners of Kremlin begins in Kyiv

People are holding placards demanding from the Russian Federation and Vladimir Putin to release Oleg Sentsov and other prisoners
16:49, 1 July 2018
A rally in support of the Ukrainian political prisoners of the Kremlin began in Kyiv on Maydan Nezalezhnosti today. This is reported by 112 Ukraine correspondent.

People are holding placards demanding from the Russian Federation and Vladimir Putin to release Oleg Sentsov and other prisoners.

Among the participants of the action are people's deputies, former political prisoners.

After the Maidan, the action is planned to be continued near the embassies of France and Germany. Participants don't want to go to the Russian embassy, because "it still will not bring any results."

Organizers are also planning to arrange a run in support of political prisoners.

On Sunday, similar events were held in Georgia, Lithuania, Poland, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Austria, China, New Zealand and many Ukrainian cities.

We recall, the Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov, illegally sentenced to 20 years in prison in the Russian Federation, announced an unlimited hunger strike on May 14. Its main requirement is to release all Ukrainians, political prisoners who are in Russian prisons.
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Ukrainian ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova stated that there is no reliable data on his state of health. According to her, there are reasons to believe that he is being fed compulsorily.

On June 21, she reported that Sentsov had heart and kidney problems in the background of the hunger strike. According to her, on the 26th day of the hunger strike political prisoner was in crisis, he was taken to a hospital outside the colony.

On June 26, the Russian Federation ombudsman Tatiana Moskalkova reported that the director refused to be examined by doctors who would be chosen by a lawyer and relatives.

On June 28, Denisova came to the colony where the Ukrainian was being held. However, she was not allowed to visit him. And only in the evening they accepted her application for a meeting with the political prisoner.

Moskalkova on the same day met with Sentsov and said that his health is satisfactory, but still there are fears.

Denisova does not believe these statements of the Russian colleague.

On June 29, the lawyer of the political prisoner said that his health condition was stable and unchanged.
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