FM Klimkin calls on world community to intensify pressure on Russia to release Kremlin's prisoners
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has called on the world community to intensify pressure on Russia to release the Kremlin's prisoners.
"Round the clock in Russia new sentences, detentions, tortures, punitive psychiatry for Ukrainian citizens-the Kremlin prisoners. I call on all partners to increase pressure to force the Kremlin to stop human rights violations and release our citizens! #FreeSentsov #FreeBalukh," he wrote on Tweeter on July 4.
As UNIAN reported earlier, about 70 Ukrainians were illegally detained and held in Russia and temporarily occupied Crimea.
On March 19, Ukrainian activist Volodymyr Balukh announced a hunger strike in protest against his sentence.
On May 14, Ukrainian filmmaker Oleh Sentsov, illegally convicted in Russia, also went on a hunger strike demanding the release of all Ukrainian political prisoners.