KYIV (QHA) -

Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, convicted in the Russian Federation, said that from October 6 he had to stop the hunger strike, which he held for more than 140 days. Sentsov handed over his statement with lawyer Dmitry Dinze.

According to Sentsov, force-feeding was to be applied to him.

“In connection with the critical state of health, as well as the pathological changes in the internal organs that have begun, the force-feeding was planned in the very near future. My opinion is no longer taken into account. Allegedly, I am no longer able to adequately assess the level of health and threat to it. Forced feeding would be carried out as part of resuscitation to save the patient's life. In these conditions, I have to stop my hunger strike from tomorrow, that is, from 6.10.18. 145 days of struggle, minus 20 kg of weight, plus a strained organism, but the goal was never achieved. I am grateful to everyone who supported me, and I apologize to those whom I have failed,” Sentsov wrote in the letter.

Earlier, the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Lyudmila Denisova informed that Oleg Sentsov had stopped the hunger strike. Denisova noted that such a move means that the political prisoner was in critical condition. She also demanded to speed up the process of her admission to the Ukrainian political prisoner.

Previously, the FSIN of Russia reported that Oleg Sentsov had stopped the hunger strike. Political prisoner had allegedly agreed to eat food after consulting with Russian doctors. Sentsov went on a hunger strike on May 14, 2018. His demand was to release Ukrainian political prisoners.

QHA