Date: 6 months ago   Category: Politics

Medvedchuk: Russia won't allow Sentsov to die in prison

The representative of Ukraine in humanitarian subgroup of Tripartite contact group, the leader of "The Ukrainian choice" Victor Medvedchuk has said that the Russian Federation won't allow the death of the Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov in prison. he has told

About it in The Independent interview which belongs to the Russian oligarch Alexander Lebedev.

"You really consider that Russia will assume that it (Sentsov's death - an edition) has occurred? There is such thing as compulsory feeding. It is allowed by rules of detention", - Putin's godfather has emphasized, having added what conducts negotiations on Sentsov's release.

Medvedchuk claims that several questions "forms" and "contents" get in the way of release of the Ukrainian director. According to him, Ukraine bears responsibility for creation for itself a number of problems, "putting forward ultimatums" and "resorting to political pressure".

"You also have to think of process of his release. You or show that he isn't guilty, making the decision in the European Court of Justice, or receive pardon. You need to submit a personal statement to Putin that this question has been considered", - he has noted.

the Leader of "The Ukrainian choice" has also said that he doesn't see "nothing in common", "any general fate" of Oleg Sentsov and Vasily Stus.

according to him, at that time he was only "a young lawyer who was sent to consider case which others considered inconvenient and he couldn't act in a different way".

"Stus condemned the Soviet power and didn't consider her lawful. Everyone decides the destiny. Stus recognized that he agitated against the Soviet power. He was found guilty under laws of that time. When laws have changed, business has been closed. Unfortunately, he has died", - Medvedchuk has told.

Earlier Medvedchuk has accused Denisova of failure of negotiations on Sentsov.

Oleg Sentsov detained in May, 2014 has gone on May 14, 2018 on hunger strike with the requirement to release all Ukrainian political prisoners.

In August, 2015 the North Caucasian district military court in Rostov-on-Don has sentenced him to 20 years of maximum security penal colony on a charge of preparation of a terrorist attack.

of Sentsov hold in the Russian colony "Polar bear" behind a polar circle in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area of the Russian Federation.

In June of this year have several times refused to meet the representative of the Verkhovna Rada for human rights Lyudmila Denisova Sentsov.

on August 15 the Commission on pardon questions in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area has rejected two pleas for mercy of the political prisoner in Russia Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov.

In the Kremlin continue to insist that Sentsov has to ask about pardon.

became known Earlier that all mentions of Victor Medvedchuk who acted as the defender in trial of the poet cut out from the script of the movie about the dissident Vasiliye Stus which has to come out in 2019 though Stus has refused him.

according to participants of film-making process, "have called producers from Medvedchu's administration



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