Ukrainian prisoner Klykh's mother going to visit her son in Russia; Ukraine's ombudsperson, Foreign Ministry to arrange the trip
Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada Human Rights Commissioner Liudmyla Denisova and Ukraine's Ministry of Foreign Affairs will arrange a visit of Ukrainian prisoner Stanyslav Klykh's mother, Tamara Ivanovna, who is going to meet her son in a penal colony in Verkhneuralsk, Russia's Chelyabinsk Oblast.
"Tamara Ivanovna has said that on September 20 she is going to visit her son in the Verkhneuralsk colony. Now, we're going to arrange her trip jointly with the Foreign Ministry. This issue is under my personal control," Denisova wrote on Facebook after a conversation with Klykh's mother.
Denisova said Klykh informed his mother on September 3 he had not received her letters. "He gets the money his mother sends from her pension, but there are no letters. Stanyslav got only one message from home, whereas mother sends them regularly – twice a month," Denisova wrote.
Denisova is going to ask her Russian counterpart Tatyana Moskalkova why Klykh's rights are violated.
The Chechen Supreme Court sentenced two Ukrainians, Klykh and Mykola Karpiuk, to 20 and 22.5 years in prison, respectively, on May 26, 2016.
They were accused of participating in combat during the first Chechen military campaign as members of the Ukrainian nationalists' organization, UNA-UNSO, which is outlawed in Russia.
In March 2017, Klykh was transferred to Verkhneuralsk.