Tatyana Moskalkova, the Russian ombudsman reaffirmed that Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker who is on hunger strike since May 12 is safe. The ombudsman claimed this to 112 Ukraine after the briefing in Kyiv.
'His life is safe. I tell you as it is. If his life is threatened, I will tell the truth, the way it is. Neither politics not obligations do not bind me,' she said.
Previously, Moskalkova reported that Sentsov refused to see doctors chosen by his attorney and relatives. She is intended to visit him soon.
The Secretary-General of Europe officially requested the President of the Russian Federation to pardon Sentsov. However, the Kremlin claimed that the request can't be considered as a ground for release.
As it was reported earlier, Ukrainian movie director Oleg Sentsov and Crimean activist Oleksandr Kolchenko were detained by the Russian FSB in the annexed Crimea. Both were taken to Russia. Sentsov was charged with preparing a terrorist act in Crimea and sentenced to 20 years in the high-security penal colony. Kolchenko was sentenced to ten-years-long imprisonment.
The ECHR addressed the Russian government to provide expanded information on the health condition of Oleg Sentsov and recommended him to stop the hunger strike. Sentsov has started the strike calling to release all Ukrainian political prisoners in the Russian Federation.