Ukrainian Foreign Ministry demands to allow Ukrainian consul and doctors to visit Sentsov

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reacted to the "correction of treatment" of Oleg Sentsov
18:19, 29 September 2018

Russian Federal Penitentiary Service in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine demands to allow the Ukrainian consul and doctors to visit the political prisoner Oleg Sentsov, who is now in the colony in Russian town Labytnangi. This is said in a statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs press secretary Mariyana Betza on Twitter.

"Photo of Oleg Sentsov, 139th day," Corrrection of treatment "by the Russian Federation is known, we demand to allow the Ukrainian consul and doctors to see Oleg," she said.

Earlier, the administration of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District published a photo of the Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov.

‘28.09.2018, convicted Oleg Sentsov was taken out to Labytnangi City Hospital, where he underwent additional studies and received consultations of medical specialists. Taking into account the results of the examination, Oleg Sentsov's treatment was corrected,' reads the message on the website.

He is on hunger strike since May 14, 2018. The main his requirement is to release the Ukrainians who became political prisoners of the Kremlin.

Recently, Sentsov’s lawyer stated on the deterioration of his condition. He has a very low hemoglobin, which led to anemia, as well as a very low pulse. Oleg has a bad heart, he was asked twice to be taken to a hospital.   

However, the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia in Yamalo-Nenets County claimed that the medical staff examines Sentsov on daily basis, and his condition is satisfactory. Furthermore, according to the lawyer of the political prisoner, the Chief Doctor of the Hospital in Labytnangi city was threatening Oleg Sentsov by tying up and drugging him with medicine and artificial nutrition.  

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