KYIV (QHA) -

Ambassadors of the G-7 countries in Ukraine expressed deep concern over the situation with the Kremlin prisoner Oleg Sentsov and other Ukrainian political prisoners kept in Russia.

Diplomats called for the early release of Ukrainians through exchange. The corresponding statement was made in the Twitter of the Canadian presidency in the group of G7 ambassadors.

“We are deeply concerned about the situation with Oleg Sentsov and other Ukrainian prisoners and detainees in Russia. Their release, as part of a broader bilateral exchange of detainees, would be an important humanitarian step," reads the statement.

Earlier, the Ukrainian Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for human rights Lyudmila Denisova said that forced feeding can be applied to the Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov.

She appealed to the Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine Ivan Oreshnikov with a request to make a statement on the violation of the rights of the Ukrainian filmmaker to the European Court of Human Rights. QHA reported that Russian Ombudsman Tatiana Moskalkova called Oleg Sentsov's hunger strike "curative." According to her, Oleg Sentsov did not lose weight, but gained some pounds.

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