The administration of Moscow Lefortovo prison accepted the parcels for five Ukrainian political prisoners Volodymyr Balukh, Stanislav Klykh, Oleksandr Kolchenko, Pavlo Gryb and Mykola Karpyuk as Russian human rights activist Viktoria Ivleva reported on Facebook.
Ivleva said that she along with her friend came to Lefortovo “on the off chance” to pass the parcels and the prison admitted them. And they were admitted for people who preliminary stay at other prisons.
“Right after the publication of this post I received a lot of question whether it is true that they are there. People, I have not been inside the prison; I do not have such a right but I see no point to admit the parcels for people who are not there. Everything that we did is the passing of the parcels and they were admitted. I think that the rest is the case of the lawyers,” Ivleva explained.
There is no approval of the information by the administration of Moscow Lefortovo prison; lawyer of one of the prisoners also refused to comment on the information.
If the information on the stay of five political prisoners along with the Ukrainian sailors in Lefortovo prison is true then the achievement of the particular agreements between Russia and Ukraine on the prisoners’ exchange. People who are not convicted or whose sentence did not come into force are kept in Lefortovo.
On August 16, Volodymyr Balukh was transferred from the colony in Tver Oblast. The place of transfer is unknown but most likely he is in Moscow. Besides, on August 19, Mykola Karpyuk was taken out of Vladimir Central prison.
On July 18, the sides agreed in Minsk on the prisoners’ exchange on formula 208 for 69.