Yesterday, at the opening of the annual large-scale OSCE conference in Warsaw, Michael Kozak, the Head of the American delegation, urged Russia to release Oleg Sentsov and the other Ukrainian political prisoners, as it was reported on the U.S. Mission to OSCE Twitter page.
Just now at #HDIM2018 opening session, civil society from across @OSCE region stood up during #Russia's statement in silent protest against the unjust, ongoing imprisonment of Oleh #Sentsov & other political prisoners.#Russia should heed their call and #FreeSentsov immediately. pic.twitter.com/DeWbMcUzcA— U.S. Mission to OSCE (@usosce) September 10, 2018
As Radio Svoboda reports, Kozak also noted that Russian aggression in Ukraine contradicts all the ten basic principles of the Helsinki Accords, including the inviolability of the borders and territorial integrity of the state.
“The conflict in Ukraine, which Russia stirred and continues fostering, is the worse security crisis in the Europe since the 1990s,” Kozak said.
Earlier, the EU Permanent Council in OSCE urged Russia to release the Ukrainian movie director Oleg Sentsov.
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.
Reportedly, earlier, Russian Ombudsman Tetiana Moskalkova claimed that Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov who is in Russian Labytnangi colony rejected the hospitalization due to the absence of illness and satisfactory conditions.