Pavlo Klimkin, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine in his twitter called the repression of the Crimean occupation authorities against Bekir Degermendzhi, the Crimean Tatar activist as "literally bringing to death”.

The Ukrainian Foreign Minister informed that he would seek access of Ukrainian and foreign doctors to Degermendzhi and other political prisoners.

"Umerov, Hryb, Klykh, Vedzhie Kashka Degermendzhi and many others... people are being literally brought to death by #Russia. While in NY addressing our partners to exert pressure on Russia to allow access for foreign and Ukrainian doctors to all Ukrainians illegally detained by RU," Klimkin wrote on Twitter.

Earlier, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expressed its protest to Russian Federation in relation to the health deterioration of Bekir Degermendzhi, the Crimean Tatar political prisoner .

Mariana Betsa, Spokesperson for Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that Ukraine urged to provide him with emergency medical care.

Degermendzhi is on a medication sleep and connected to the device of artificial ventilation of the lungs at the moment. According to relatives and a lawyer, the prisoner is in the 7th city hospital of Simferopol, where the occupants keep him handcuffed in the unconscious state.

Edem Semedlyaev, the lawyer of Bekir Degermendzhi, reported that he “submitted an application to the Ombudsman of Crimea and the Russian Federation" over the fact that because of the detention, his client was taken from the pretrial detention center to the intensive care unit. He also appealed to the investigator with a request to change the preventive measure for Degermendzhi.

Earlier, Bekir Degermendzhi, the 65-year-old Crimean Tatar activist, whose lawyer previously reported on worsened health condition of the prisoner, had been taken to intensive care.

Bekir Degermendzhi, father of Mustafa Degermendzhi, a defendant in the case of "February 26", was detained on November 23 in the cafe Medobory in Simferopol. He was arrested until January 15, 2018.

On December 6, the Kremlin-controlled Supreme Court of the Crimea rejected the appeal of the defense to change the measure of restraint to the Crimean Tatar activist Bekir Degermendzhi suspected of alleged extortion.