In his comment, Sentsov says he is "non-transportable" due to his current health condition and he is satisfied with his detention conditions.
"No doctor can heal me because I'm not sick but hunger-striking and I'm not going to stop. Thank you all. Glory to Ukraine!" the political prisoner wrote.
In turn, Dmitry Dinze said in his post on Facebook that Sentsov does not believe Russia can grant him interim measures.
"He was earlier brought to a civil hospital for examination and [to assess] the possibility of transferring him to a conventional healthcare facility. When the medical director found out who was brought to him, he said he would tie Oleh to a hospital bed, drug him and then force-feed. If he shows resistance, he will be force-fed through a pipe shoved up his nose, or mouth, or his ass as, a last resort. That’s the kind of doctors we have in Russia. It is called the punitive healthcare," the lawyer said.
As reported, Sentsov is serving a sentence in the maximum security labor camp in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District. This prison's inmates are serving sentences for commission of grave and especially grave crimes.
Sentsov was detained by the Russian FSB Security Service in Russian-occupied Crimea in 2014 together with activist Oleksandr Kolchenko. They were brought to Russia and tried in a trumped-up case on charges of organizing acts of terror and arson on the peninsula. On Aug. 25, 2015, Sentsov and Kolchenko were sentenced to 20 years and 10 years in prison respectively. On Oct. 21, 2016, Russia refused to extradite the two Ukrainians to Ukraine, claiming they had automatically acquired Russian citizenship after the annexation of Crimea.
Sentsov’s cousin-sister Natalia Kaplan said March 16, 2018 that her cousin reported on his failing health in a letter. He in particular said that he is losing his hair and has his teeth crumbling into small pieces.
On May 14, 2018, the fillmmaker said he went on an indefinite hunger strike demanding to release all Ukrainian political prisoners held in Russia.