145 days. Sentsov really finished fasting?

145 дней. Сенцов действительно закончил голодать?

Sentsov in the hospital

Russia is saying that Sentsov allegedly stopped the hunger strike. In Ukraine do not believe and are waiting for confirmation from a trusted source.

Ukrainian film Director Oleg Sentsov, who was convicted in Russia, starving on 14 may, demanding the release of all detained Ukrainian political prisoners.

For the months of hunger strike Sentsov has survived several crises of hunger, however, stop the protests flatly refuses.

Now Russia is saying that the Ukrainian he wrote a statement about termination of the hunger strike in the presence of his lawyer.

Correspondent.net was apprised of the situation.

The Statements Of Russia

First about termination of the hunger strike Sentsov said the Russian “Interfax” referring to words of the Deputy Director FSIN Valery Maksimenko.

“Yes, he stopped the hunger strike. The best nutritionists developed a special diet to its conclusion the hunger strike,” said Maximenko.

According to him, after finally persuaded the Russian doctors.

“And he chose life,” – said Maksimenko.

Sentsov written statement about termination of the hunger strike in the presence of lawyers, said the head of the Council on human rights under the Russian President Mikhail Fedotov.

“The penal system and in the morning I informed that Oleg Sentsov written statement about termination of the hunger strike. It is a statement written in the presence of his lawyers,” – said Fedotov.

Fedotov also said that now the Russian doctors who “supported the health of the whales during the months of fasting, will help him in the process of leaving him.”

Comments Of Ukraine

The correspondent of “Novaya Gazeta” Anton NumLock announced in Facebook that the confirmation of termination of the hunger strike. no.

“Confirmation that Sentsov stopped the hunger strike there. The head of the colony in Labytnangi knows nothing about it, the lawyer Dmitry Dinze now near Sentsov” – he wrote.

The office of the Parliament Commissioner for human rights Lyudmila Denisova verifies the statement of the Russian jailers that Sentsov stopped the hunger strike.

At the same time, permanent representative of the President of Ukraine in Crimea Borys Babin said that while the data about termination of the hunger strike there.

“I would urge you not to trust the Russian mass media is critical to treat this. We now check. At this moment I have no such information,” he said.

Ukraine demands from Russia to immediately provide information about the condition of Sentsov, said first Vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko.

“Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Commissioner for human rights has requested from the Russian Federation to immediately provide official information on the state of health of the citizen of Ukraine Oleg Sentsov” – she wrote.

Also, according to the MP, Ukraine is waiting for information from the lawyer Sentsov, who “only has the ability once in a while to see Oleg, and with whom the foreign Ministry of Ukraine signed a formal agreement to provide legal assistance to prisoner Sentsov”.

Gerashchenko refused to comment on reports from Russian media that Sentsov stopped the hunger strike.

“Does not comment on Russian media through which have repeatedly run various false and inaccurate information. We need official information from Russia that tortures and holds Oleg, not from Russian propaganda”, – summed up the MP.


Throughout the 145-day hunger strike after the Russian side claimed that the health Director is satisfactory. Representatives and doctors the Ukrainian side to the Director were not allowed. However, relatives and friends of the prisoner contended that the letters Sentsov have repeatedly complained to health. It was also confirmed by the Director’s lawyer, who is regularly seen with him.

28 Aug friend of the Director quoted a letter in which he writes: “to understand about my health Google dystrophy, anemia, hypoxia”. In a letter to activist Alexey Gritsenko Sentsov wrote that was down to 72 pounds. 10 Sep sister. Natalia Kaplan also cited a letter from the Director, in which he writes that it is because of the lack of oxygen started to go numb limbs.

September 28 in a press-service of management of Federal service of execution of punishments of Russia across the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous district said that Sentsov was taken from prison to hospital for further examination and obtain advice. Given the results of the survey, He conducted “a correction of the treatment,” he assured in a press-service.

Sentsov’s lawyer Dmitry Dinze said that the Ukrainian heart failure and rheumatism.

“He’s got heart problems – congestive heart failure. Accordingly, the rheumatism of the lower limbs, plus have problems with the liver and kidneys, since in the background of fasting he has changed the condition of the blood”, – the lawyer told.

According to Dinze, Sentsov due to deterioration of the prescribed pills formula and were administered glucose.

Also the lawyer stated that negotiations for the exchange of Sentsov remain at an impasse.

“I hope that the American side will make some statement or the exchange offer.”, – said Dinze.

The European court

On the eve of the European court of human rights has accepted to consideration the claim of Sentsov.

In submitted to the ECHR complaint Sentsov claims in relation to him, the Russian authorities had violated article 3 (prohibition of torture), article 5 (right to liberty and security) of the Convention on the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms.

The ECHR has connected the complaint with the case of Ukraine against Russia’s annexation of Crimea. The court has accepted only a complaint for the arrest of Sentsov in Crimea and detained.

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