Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry urges Kremlin to immediately release Crimean Tatar activist Asan Chapukh

Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry urges Kremlin to immediately release Crimean Tatar activist Asan Chapukh

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The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine expresses deep concern over significant health condition deterioration of Ukrainian citizen Asan Chapukh, who has been illegally detained on politically motivated charges in the occupied Crimea, and who has announced a hunger strike.

This is stated in the comment by the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine regarding unlawful actions of Russia in relation to Ukrainian citizen Asan Chapukh.

The rejection of the Russian occupation administration to provide medical assistance to Asan Chapukh is another example of tortures. We express the resolute protest over actions of the Russian occupation regime that continues to strengthen repressions and ignores its obligations of an occupying state, the report reads.

"We demand from the Kremlin regime to release immediately Asan Chapukh and over 70 citizens of Ukraine, who are prosecuted on politically motivated charges on the territory of Russia and on the occupied territory of Crimea," the Foreign Ministry stated.

Ukraine called on the international community to strengthen the political and diplomatic and sanction pressure on the aggressor state with the aim to release the citizens of Ukraine illegally detained by Russia.

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