Politico journalist Christopher Miller published satellite images of the penal colony in Olenivka, where Ukrainian prisoners of war were kept, before and after the tragedy that occurred on the night of July 29, when dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war died as a result of an explosion.
The journalist disseminated the relevant information in Twitter.
“New satellite images of the Olenivka prison in the Russian-occupied Donetsk region of Ukraine, where at least 50 Ukrainian prisoners of war were killed. According to Kyiv, and preliminary testimony suggests that Russian troops did it. “Before” – pictures 1 and 3, June 27, “after” – pictures 2 and 4, June 30. @Maxar satellite images,” the message says.
As can be seen from satellite images, as a result of the shelling, which the Russian invaders talk about, no other building was damaged on the territory of the colony, except for the barracks in which Ukrainian prisoners of war were kept.
As reported, on the night of July 29, an explosion occurred on the territory of the former correctional colony No. 210 in the Olenivka village in the temporarily occupied territory of the Donetsk region, as a result of which the building where Ukrainian prisoners of war were kept was destroyed.
According to Ukrainian intelligence, the killing of Ukrainian prisoners in the temporarily occupied Olenivka, Donetsk region, was carried out by mercenaries from the Wagner private military company.
About 50 captured Ukrainian defenders were killed.
As noted in the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Russian military deliberately fired on the colony in Olenivka, where Ukrainian prisoners of war were kept.
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 this organization access to Ukrainian prisoners of war in Olenivka, which is a direct violation of the provisions of the Geneva Convention by the Russian invaders.