Record-holder swimmer threatened: "Nobody can get you out of the hospital until the end of your life"
Oleg Sofyanik from Akyar (Sevastopol), who swam long distances and listed on the Book of Records in Ukraine, said he is worried about being locked up to the psychiatric hospital in Akyar in the Russian-occupied Crimea.
“They called me from the psychiatry hospital after 30 years.”
“I was once locked up into a psychiatry hospital because I distributed contradictory brochures during the Soviet Union regime and because I wanted to left the USSR citizenship. I released in 1988. They called me again from the psychiatry service after 30 years and said that I have to come to the clinic. ‘What if I don’t come?‘ I asked him, ‘We would find you and bring to the hospital. Nobody can get you out of the hospital until the end of your life. he replied.”
Oleg Sofyanik swam 25 kilometers on May 2015, 50 kilometers in Turkey in 2018 and on April 2019 and a milestone in cold weather in Crimea.