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Prisoners of war in Olenovka were tortured to be broken and used for Russian propaganda

The Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense established some circumstances of the deliberate murder of Ukrainian prisoners of war in the colony in Olenivka.

This is reported on Telegram channel GURreports Ukrinform.

“The Russian side does not intend to exchange prisoners of war and, in order to hide the improper conditions and forms of interrogation of Ukrainian military personnel (which could serve as an evidence base in the Hague court), deliberately destroyed the prisoners. According to reports, the mining of the place where Ukrainian soldiers were kept was carried out by militants of the Wagner PMC using a flammable substance, which led to the rapid spread of fire in the room,” the statement said.

According to the GUR, interrogations of prisoners were carried out by investigators of the so-called. “MGB DPR” together with representatives of PMC “Wagner” and the Russian FSB. During interrogations, physical torture and beatings were actively used.

“Such measures, first of all, were aimed not at obtaining certain confidential information, but at bullying, physical humiliation, psychological demoralization in order to break the moral and psychological qualities of Ukrainian soldiers,” the intelligence service emphasized.

According to her, if the plan was implemented, the FSB representatives planned to involve Ukrainian prisoners in filming in pro-Russian reports. The goal was to highlight the recognition by the prisoners of “the crimes they commit, the atrocities against the local population, the renunciation of the fighters from their views, as well as the condemnation of the actions of the leadership of Ukraine.”

“Interrogations were carried out on a conveyor belt on a regular basis, but were not successful. The Ukrainian prisoners showed exceptional courage and invincible willpower,” the GUR stressed.

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As Ukrinform reported, on the night of July 29, a powerful explosion occurred on the territory of the former penal colony No. According to the Russian side, about 50 Ukrainian defenders were killed, and more than 70 were seriously injured.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba called on the UN to visit the colony in Olenivka to establish all the facts of the crime committed by Russian troops, and the International Committee of the Red Cross to check all Ukrainian prisoners of war.

The occupying forces in the temporarily occupied territory of the Donetsk region, at the request of the Ukrainian branch of the International Committee of the Red Cross, denied the employees of the organization access to prisoners of war in Olenivka, which is a direct violation of the provisions of the Geneva Convention.

Ukraine informed the members of the United Nations Security Council about a war crime committed by Russian troops against Ukrainian prisoners of war in a colony in the Olenivka village.

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