The representatives of the European Union in Ukraine hope that Russian will provide an appropriate treatment for the Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov, as Davyd Stulyk, the Spokesperson of the EU representatives in Ukraine, stated.
“It was reported that Sentsov’s health worsened. We expect Russia to provide him with appropriate treatment in a medical facility according to a temporary measure of the European Court of Human Rights as of July 25,” the message says.
Besides, the European Union expects that the international norms of human rights will be obligated on the peninsula.
Stulyk has also urged Russia to release all the Ukrainians illegally kept in Russian and on the Crimean Peninsula.
As is known, the native of Crimea, film director and political activist, Sentsov has been serving time in the Russian penal colony in Labytnangi since May 2014. This spring, he announced a hunger strike, demanding to release all Ukrainian political prisoners, illegally held by the Kremlin.
Oleg Sentsov was illegally detained in Crimea in 2014, then taken to Russia. They judged him and sentenced him to 20 years of imprisonment at a high-security penal colony. The prosecutors charged Sentsov with preparing terrorist acts in the occupied Crimea. Sentsov denies his guilt. Ukraine's government, common citizens and the international society - politicians, artists, public figures - urge the Kremlin to release him.
Sentsov enjoys the wide support of the many in Ukraine and abroad. Rallies, where participants urge to release him, are held worldwide - in Ukraine, Russia, the EU and the U.S.