"He lost a lot of weight, suffers from headaches" — Wife of Kremlin’s prisoner Ukrainian Andriy Kolomiets
The citizen of Ukraine Andriy Kolomyets, convicted in occupied Crimea for participating in the Revolution of Dignity, has problems with health, which has notably worsened.
His wife Halyna, who visited the prisoner of the Kremlin in a colony of the Krasnodar Territory of Russia on December 20, told Crimean Human Rights Group about his condition.
According to her, Andriy lost a lot of weight, blood vessels in his eyes burst, he suffers from severe headaches and, as the wife of the political prisoner suggests, her husband has high blood pressure.
“After the New Year, I want to go to the doctor in the medical unit myself and demand tests and diagnostics, let’s see what he will answer me,” Halyna Kolomiets said.
According to her, from January 12 to January 14, 2020 she and Andrei are planning an extended visit in the colony.
Andriy Kolomiets, along with Mykola Shiptur, are persecuted due to their participation in the Revolution of Dignity. He was detained by Russian security forces in Russian Kabardino-Balkaria, and then transported to the annexed Crimea for a “trial”.
The occupation “court” ruled that the Ukrainian citizen was guilty of the murder of two former employees of the Berkut unit during the events on the Maidan, as well as of the possession and distribution of narcotic drugs. Andriy Kolomiets was sentenced to 10 years in prison, human rights activists consider this case to be completely fabricated, and Andriy Kolomiets is considered a political prisoner of the Kremlin.
“Then the final formula will be modelled [for exchange of prisoners – Ed.]. However, as long as the verification of the majority of the exchange participants has not been carried out, it can be assumed that will be possible to exchange a little more than 200 people in total,” the message says.