Ukrainian Pavlo Hryb was sentenced in Russia to 6 years in prison. He went on a hunger strike

22 March 2019, 12:11
Фото: ТАСС

the North Caucasian District Military Court in Rostov-on-Don sentenced Ukrainian political prisoner Pavlo Hryb, who is accused of forcing a Russian teenage Tatyana Yershova to commit a terrorist attack, to six years in prison.

The correspondent of “Hromadske” reported about the verdict from the courtroom.

The verdict to Pavlo was delivered in the same place where Ukrainian political prisoners Oleg Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko were tried.

After the announcement of the sentence, 20-year-old Pavlo Hryb went on a hunger strike.

Due to the fact that neither Denisova [the Ukrainian Ombudsperson, – ed.], nor the doctors were allowed to visit me, I am staging a hunger strike, – the Ukrainian political prisoner said.

March 21, Pavlo Hryb made the final statement in the North Caucasus Military District Court. He did not admit the charges against him. The Ukrainian called the FSB officers bandits and murderers and stressed that he had no reason to believe that Belarus, where he was detained, could be dangerous. The young man also wished strength to the Ukrainian patriots.