"The representative of the Consulate General of Ukraine in Rostov-on-Don has just informed us that representatives of the Russian side, regardless of an ECHR letter and numerous notes by Ukrainian diplomats, did not allow Ukrainian doctors V.Prytula and Yu.Kuchin to visit [Pavlo Hryb - ed.]," the father wrote.
Earlier, Ukrainian reserve officer Ihor Hryb announced his son Pavlo Hryb was kidnapped by Russian FSB in Belarus: "FSB had lured Pavlo to Gomel under the guise of meeting a girl, and detained him."
On Aug. 24, 2017, Pavlo Hryb, aged 19, left for Belorussian Gomel to see a girl he met through social media, without knowing her personally, the father wrote. The girl was supposed to come from the Russian Federation. Pavlo was to return home on the same day, but he didn't. His father went to search for his son in Gomel the next day, and found that Pavlo was wanted by Russian FSB for a terrorist attack.
On Sept. 8, Hryb's attorneys said they were not allowed to see their client in Krasnodar prison.
On Sept. 13, a court in Krasnodar, Russia, arrested Hryb until Oct. 17.