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Sentsov receives glucose injections every day

Sentsov's sister does not think her brother is doing very well now, she is "convinced that he is in a bad condition"
20:25, 2 June 2018

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The sister of Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian movie director, who was illegally convicted in Russia, said that on the 20th day of the hunger strike his health condition is critical. According to her, medical workers give him glucose every day. Nataliya Kaplan informed 112 Ukraine correspondent about this at the rally in support of Oleg Sentsov today in Kyiv.

“It is the 20th day of Oleg’s hunger strike and, of course, it is all against four years in camps, health issues which he has from the childhood. I do not think he is doing very well now, I am convinced that he is in a bad condition,” she noted.

Related: Poroshenko on world rally in support of Oleg Sentsov

Besides, Sentsov’s sister specified that the medical workers inject him a litre of glucose per day.

As she said, it does not have any point to convince her brother to stop the hunger strike to make Russian authorities release the Ukrainian political prisoners.

“Oleg named the number – 64 political prisoners, but there are more of them actually. Oleg demands to release all the Ukrainian political prisoners kept in Russia and occupied Crimea,” Kaplan stressed.

Related: Rally in support of Sentsov, other Ukrainian political prisoners takes place in Kyiv

Sentsov is to meet with the lawyers on June 4. Then she will probably have more detailed information.

Sentsov’s sister expressed hope that her brother and other political prisoners will feel the support of other people, who are participating in the rally all over the world.

Related: Russian journalist goes on hunger strike to support Ukrainian Sentsov

As it was reported earlier, a world rally #SaveOlegSentsov in support of Kremlin prisoners is taking place since yesterday in different cities. It is expected that 54 metropolises. The capitals of Germany, Georgia,  Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, France, UAE, Poland, Belgium, Hungary, Czech Republic, Kuwait, Great Britain, USA, Portugal and Austria. 17 cities in Ukraine participate in this rally.

Earlier, Petro Poroshenko, the President of Ukraine, expressed his gratitude to the international community for the participation in rallies supporting Oleg Sentsov. He also stated that Ukraine will continue struggling to release every Ukrainian political prisoner and hostage kept in Russia and temporarily occupied Crimea and Donbas.

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