First interview with released Kremlin prisoner Pavlo Hryb: "In Lefortovo, I was held in a single cell. They would not put Ukrainians together"The former political prisoner, 21, told of the book he had been reading in the days before the swap, chant "Glory to Ukraine!" in prison corridors, and his refusal to write an appeal for pardon.
12:00, 09 September 2019
Another three Ukrainian political prisoners allegedly transferred to Moscow's Lefortovo detention centerFood parcels addressed to Roman Sushchenko, Yevhen Panov, and Oleksiy Syzonovych were accepted in Lefortovo.
19:10, 21 August 2019
The Mission reiterates all illegally detained Ukrainian citizens must be immediately released.
15:25, 25 July 2019
The lawyer says Pavlo was tortured into "confessing".
18:30, 23 July 2019
Hryb is waiting for a meeting with his lawyer to work out the defense position at Russia's highest instance court.
12:15, 05 April 2019
It is stressed that the Ukrainian national was sentenced without substantiated charges.
12:40, 29 March 2019
On Monday, Hryb submitted an official letter regarding a hunger strike.
21:46, 25 March 2019
The father of the political prisoner declares that the family’s pleas fall on deaf ears.
15:20, 25 March 2019
Russia should immediately return Hryb to Ukraine, and vacate his conviction, according to the U.S. Department of State.
21:12, 23 March 2019
Foreign Minister Klimkin called on the international community to exert pressure on Russia to release Hryb.
20:59, 22 March 2019
He was just 19 when he was abducted by the FSB from Belarus on August 24, 2017.
17:57, 22 March 2019
Lawyers will appeal the verdict.
14:25, 22 March 2019
The Foreign Minister said that it was Russian "pseudo-judiciary" which sentenced the political prisoner.
13:35, 22 March 2019
The Russian FSB kidnapped the young man from Belarus in August 2017 after they lured him to the city of Homel in a sophisticated plot, using an online girlfriend as a bait.
11:05, 22 March 2019
Hryb is diagnosed with portal hypertension, which requires daily intake of necessary medications and a special diet, the lack of which could become fatal.
16:50, 21 March 2019
He is diagnosed with portal hypertension
23:35, 17 March 2019
Ukrainian archbishop to attend court hearings in Russia in Pavlo Hryb case – political prisoner's fatherThe hearings will be held in Rostov-on-Don next week, Ihor Hryb said.
11:20, 05 March 2019
The Ukrainian authorities have no access to Russian-occupied Crimea and part of Donbas to monitor how citizens' rights have been observed in the five past years.
09:49, 01 March 2019
Ukraine Ombudsperson meets Russian counterpart, stresses need for immediate hospital treatment for three wounded Ukrainian POW sailorsShe noted that the captives needed actual treatment, not superficial examinations.
09:00, 22 February 2019