Contents tagged with Balukh

  • Austrian Foreign Minister urges Russia to release Ukrainian sailors

    During a joint press conference with the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov in Moscow, Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl urged the Russian authorities to release the captured Ukrainian military sailors, as well as other illegally detained Ukrainian citizens, in particular, director Oleh Sentsov and activist Vladimir Balukh, reports Ukrainian news agency Ukrinform.

    “Austria regrets the military escalation in the Kerch Strait on November 25th. In connection with this, we …

  • Poroshenko promises Ukrainian national Balukh, imprisoned by Russia, that he will do everything possible to free him

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has promised Ukrainian political prisoner Volodymyr Balukh, who is on a hunger strike in a Crimean detention center, that he will do everything possible for his release.This was the President’s reaction to Balukh's letter from the detention center:

    "I thank the unconquered Volodymyr Balukh for his letter, and even more so – for his courage. We will continue our struggle for the liberation of all Ukrainian hostages held in the Russian Federation, as well as …

  • Klimkin calls on foreign ministers to help free Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin sent letters to his colleagues from different countries, asking them to exert pressure on Russia to release all Ukrainian political prisoners.

    The Minister stressed the extreme importance of freeing Volodymyr Balukh, Oleg Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko, who all announced that they would go on hunger strike.

    "I sent letters to fellow ministers around the world and asked them to apply pressure on Russia and demand everyone’s release. It …

  • Human rights advocates demand sanctions to be imposed on those responsible for prosecution of Ukrainian activist Balukh

    The Crimean Human Rights Group considers the case against Vododymyr Balukh to be fabricated, and has demanded that FSB officers and all those involved in the case to be included in sanctions lists.

    A representative of the organization, Volodymyr Chekrygin, stated this during an interview with Radio Liberty.

    "And now, I would like to note that in the case of Volodymyr Balukh, we insist that all persons involved in the case are included in the sanctions lists; all, not only the FSB and court …