Ukrainian POW sailors, at least eight political prisoners being held in Moscow’s detention center

20:46, 02 September 2019

At the same time, it was said Sentsov had not been transferred to this detention center.

Twenty-four POW sailors and at least eight political prisoners from Ukraine are being held at Moscow’s Lefortovo detention center.  The political prisoners include Volodymyr Balukh, Yevhen Panov, Oleksandr Kolchenko, Mykola Karpiuk, Stanislav Klykh, Pavlo Hryb, Roman Suschenko and Oleksiy Syzonovych. Russian volunteer Viktoria Ivleva and UNIAN correspondent in Russia Roman Tsymbaliuk today handed over small parcels to citizens of Ukraine.

The very fact of receiving parcels indicates these citizens are now being held in the Lefortovo detention center. They were given cigarettes, nuts, chocolate, homemade bread, cheese, and sausage. At the same time, it was said [Ukrainian film director] Oleh Sentsov had not been transferred to this detention center.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on August 21, the administration of a Moscow-based Lefortovo pretrial detention center confirmed that Ukrainian political prisoners Volodymyr Balukh, Stanislav Klykh, Mykola Karpiuk, Oleksandr Kolchenko, and Pavlo Hryb were transferred there from penal colonies. On August 29 came the reports that Ukrainian political prisoner Oleh Sentsov was also transferred to Lefortovo.

(C) Unian 2019


  1. The 24 sailors should be part of no swap deal. The mafia state was ordered to release these sailors months ago by the UN.

  2. Well, Sentsov was transported to Moskali center, I wonder why he’s not being held with the rest? I pray for all of their safety and that they can return to their families very soon. Then I hope they will all testify against their kidnappers.

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