KYIV (QHA) -

Prisoner of the Kremlin, convicted in the "March 26 case" Stanislav Zimovets went on a hunger strike in support of another political prisoner Oleg Sentsov.
The corresponding information was provided by Sentsov's sister Natalia Kaplan on her Facebook page.

She asked to support Zimovets.

“I don’t even have the strength to react... Stanislav Zimovets Russian political prisoner also began a hunger strike. Support him, he is already the fourth of the known. That's all I can do now: to ask for support "

In July 2017, Tverskoy District Court of Moscow sentenced Stanislav Zimovets to 2.5 years in prison. According to the Russian investigation, on March 26, 2017, during a protest in the Russian capital, he threw a piece of brick toward the riot police.

Zimovets allegedly hit an OMON officer in the back.

At first Zimovets pleaded guilty, but later refused to testify. He noted that he had taken a rally for the festivities. Zimovets explained his actions by coincidence, adding that he threw a brick when he saw mass detentions. At the same time, he noted that he was not aiming anyone intentionally.

Earlier, the US Embassy in Ukraine expressed support for the political prisoner, Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and called for his release.

Oleg Sentsov started the hunger strike on May 14, demanding the Russian authorities to release 64 Ukrainian political prisoners.

The Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Mariana Betsa said that Ukraine is considering all possible options for the liberation of Oleg Sentsov. She stressed that the option of exchanging Oleg Sentsov for the director of Russian information agency RIA Novosti Ukraina Kiril Vyshinsky, who was detained in Kyiv on suspicion of state treason, is possible.

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