The Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) of Russia today, on October 5, reported that Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov had stopped the hunger strike.

The Kremlin prisoner allegedly agreed to eat food after consulting with Russian doctors.

According to the FSIN press service, a menu was developed for Sentsov that will help to get out of the hunger strike.

“Convicted Oleg Sentsov agreed in writing to eat food, in connection with which a consultation was held with the best Moscow nutritionists on the development of the most optimal menu for him. The menu includes the entire necessary ration of products, which will allow Oleg Sentsov, without complications, to get out of the state of a long rejection of nutritious food.”

Meanwhile, the Russian TV channel Dozhd in its Telegram channel reported that Russian filmmaker Askold Kurov, who was in Labytnangi along with Sentsov’s lawyer Dmitry Dinze, did not confirm the information about the termination of the hunger strike by Oleg Sentsov.

Journalist Anton Naumlyuk in his Facebook also wrote that there was no evidence that Oleg Sentsov stopped the hunger strike.

The Russian Ombudsperson, Tatyana Moskalkova, on October 4 reported that the state of health of the Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov was “stable.” According to Moskalkova, Sentsov takes nutrient mixtures intravenously and in powder form.

Earlier, the lawyer of the political prisoner Dmitry Dinze said that Sentsov had problems with the kidneys and liver, also cardiac insufficiency was observed, the state of the blood had changed.

Reference: The Russian North Caucasian District Military Court in August 2015 sentenced Sentsov, who was detained in the annexed Crimea in 2014, to 20 years in a strict regime colony. In the Russian Federation, he was illegally accused of allegedly creating a terrorist community on the territory of Crimea.

On May 14, 2018, Sentsov announced a hunger strike demanding release of all Ukrainian political prisoners convicted by the Russian Federation.

QHA