KYIV (QHA) -

Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov holds a meeting with lawyer in the colony Labytnangi (Yamalo-Nentsky Autonomous Region of Russia), the Human Rights Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Lyudmila Denisova reported on her Facebook.

Denisova did not specify the name of the lawyer.

“I just talked with Presidential Adviser of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Presidential Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights, Mikhail Fedotov. Now the Ukrainian is meeting the lawyer in a colony of Labytnangi,” she wrote.

According to Denisova, Fedotov said that the leadership of the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) of the Russian Federation informed him that Sentsov wrote a refusal of the hunger strike.

“He stated that he possesses information from the leadership of the Federal Penitentiary Service of the Russian Federation that Oleg Sentsov wrote a statement to abandon the hunger strike. The Russian official does not know the reasons.”

The First Vice-Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, Irina Gerashchenko said that Ukraine had requested official data on the state of health of Oleg Sentsov from the Russian Federation. Gerashchenko stressed that Russia, through the media, has repeatedly launched false and inaccurate information.

Earlier, the FSIN of Russia stated that Oleg Sentsov had stopped the hunger strike. The political prisoner allegedly agreed to eat food after consulting with Russian doctors. Russian filmmaker Askold Kurov, who was in Labytnangi along with Sentsov’s lawyer Dmitry Dinze, did not confirm the information about the end of the hunger strike Oleg Sentsov.

On May 14, 2018, Sentsov went on a hunger strike demanding the release of all Ukrainian political prisoners convicted by Russia.

QHA