The corresponding press release was made by People's Self-Defense press service. In his statement Lutsenko says:
"I, Lutsenko Yuriy, found out about another lie the State Penetentiary Service (SPS) which on October 2 stated that I allegedly refused to talk to the journalists of 1+1 TV Channel who were accompanying medics and ombudsman in the course of their visit to Menska colony.
Moreover, as it turns out during these past days when I was bed resting, taking pain killers and my blood pressure was 160/120, the SPS spread infromation that Lutsenko is in good health and he did not ask for medical assistance.
I state that all this is blatant lies which can be proven by my numerous written demands to provide me with medical assistance, the entries in the medical records and registry book of the convicts' appeals.
But what can you expect from the Service that has for half a year (!) been hiding the hepatitis that I was diagnosed with. The only surprising thing is their belief that it will go unpunished. I will survive all this, I will come back, and it will be felt," noted Lutsenko.