Ukrainian Consul was allowed to visit captured by Russia 19-year-old Pavlo Gryb on October 23, as representative of the department of the consulate service Vasyl Kyrylych of Ukraine’s MFA told Radio Liberty.
“I have to announce that, according to preliminary information, the Consulate General of Ukraine in Rostov-on-Don received a permission to visit Pavlo Gryb on October 23,” Kyrylych said.
He reminded that the last time the consul was allowed to visit Gryb on September 18.
As it was reported earlier, 19-years old Pavlo Gryb got lost in Belarus on August 24. The young man was later found at a prison in Krasnodar, Russia. He told a Russian lawyer that he had been kidnapped in Belarus and brought to Russia, where he is accused under Article 205.1 of Criminal Code of Russia (Abetting of the terrorist activities). The Ukrainian's lawyer said that Gryb was arrested in Russia in absentia.
Pavlo's father emphasized that the teenager needs proper medication, as otherwise, the consequences could be fatal.