Klimkin: Escorting can kill Fungus

Климкин: Этапирование может убить Гриба

The state of health of the Ukrainian political prisoner Pavel Mushroom has deteriorated, says the head of the Ukrainian foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin.

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin urged the international community to increase pressure on Russia to Ukrainian political prisoner Pavel Grib received the proper treatment. About this he wrote in Facebook.

Klimkin said that the Ukrainian is in critical condition. His illness progresses, and during his stay in jail to the existing disease a new one was added.

“I appeal to all our friends and partners: we need to put pressure on the Russian Federation to the Ukrainian received the proper treatment. Now the Russian pseudo legal proceedings and, most importantly, the administration “on stage” might just kill him. So, it’s not pathetic,” he said.

The press service of the foreign Ministry added that on January 29, the Russian side has not allowed the Ukrainian Consul to visit the Mushroom. According to authorities, this may indicate the intention of the Russian Federation “to hide the real state of health”. The Ukrainian foreign Ministry has demanded immediately to prevent the Fungus diplomats and urgent to examine him in the hospital.

24 Aug 2017 20-year-old Paul Mushroom was kidnapped by the FSB in Gomel (Belarus), where he went to meet a Russian woman, which previously communicated only on social networks.

For two weeks his whereabouts was unknown. On 7 September, the FSB announced that the Ukrainians kept in a detention center in Krasnodar. He was accused of preparing a terrorist attack in one of Sochi’s schools.

In July 2018, the Fungus was transferred to Rostov-na-Donu. His father said that the Ukrainian was beaten by other prisoners on the way to Rostov.

Ukrainian Ombudsman Lyudmila Denisova wrote about this appeal to the Russian Commissioner for human rights, but doctors from the Russian prison are not found on the body of the Fungus traces of beatings.

In December last year it became known about the deterioration of the health of the prisoner. 29 January 2019 Denisova said that the Fungus needs an urgent heart surgery.