15:41 May. 6, 2016
MPs claim Ukrainian political prisoners do not receive proper medical care
Members of the European Parliament remind Russia of its obligations to provide the Ukrainians detained in Russian prisons with suitable living conditions. Two MPs - Jacek Saryusz-Wolski and Kazimierz Michał Ujazdowski - wrote a letter to the Russian penitentiaries where Ukrainian citizens Mykola Karpyuk, Stanislav Klykh, Hennadiy Afanasyev, and Yuriy Soloshenko are currently held.
The deputies express their deep concern about the health condition of all the detainees, additionally stressing that the 74-year-old Yuriy Soloshenko was earlier diagnosed with cancer and heart problems.
"European Union will thoroughly follow the cases of Ukrainian political prisoners. Any violation of their rights, as well as ignoring the request to provide the detainees with medical treatment will lead to new personal sanctions against Russians involved in the illegal deeds," declares Saryusz-Wolski in his part of the letter.
European parliamentarians demand that the detained Ukrainians are examined by doctors regularly. As well as they have the right to be visited by their relatives and Ukrainian diplomats.