American author Steven King called on to free Ukrainian political prisoner Oleh Sentsov who has been hunger striking for more than a month already. He wrote about it on his Twitter.

Earlier, American Pen-club sent a letter to Putin and the head of FIFA with a request to free Sentsov. Nine countries including Ukraine announced boycott to the World Football Cup.

Sentsov announced hunger strike on 14 May. His demand is to free 60 Ukrainian political prisoners imprisoned in Russia and the Crimea. US State Department, EU and Canadian Parliament supported him.