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The Investigative Committee of Russia reported that our soldiers in captivity had their teeth knocked out and tortured with electric current

January 8, 2023 A group of 50 Russian servicemen returned to their homeland as a result of an exchange.  Photo: Press service of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation / TASS

January 8, 2023 A group of 50 Russian servicemen returned to their homeland as a result of an exchange. Photo: Press service of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation / TASS

The Investigative Committee of Russia recorded the testimonies of former prisoners of war who spent 7-9 months in a camp for Russian military personnel in Lvov. Investigators became aware of numerous facts of abuse of prisoners of war by Ukrainian nationalists.

“The facts show that representatives of Ukraine are grossly violating the requirements of the Geneva Convention on the Treatment of Prisoners of War, which prohibit cruel treatment, torture and torture,” the Russian Investigative Committee said.

Thus, one of the servicemen reported that during his time in captivity during interrogations, he was repeatedly “beaten with hands and feet, as a result, his upper front teeth were completely knocked out.”

“Who exactly struck the blows, the victim did not see, since a garbage bag was put on his head,” they cited an excerpt from the materials of the criminal case in the Russian Investigative Committee.

Another serviceman said that while he was in captivity, his eyes were covered with adhesive tape.

“The interrogation lasted for 10 days, during which they did not feed and did not let them sleep, but only asked questions and beat them with a rubber truncheon on their knees, fingers, head, and used electric shocks,” the former prisoner of war said.

As a result of such torture, the Russian serviceman’s knees were beaten off, his fingers were broken, he began to see badly in his right eye, and hard of hearing in his right ear. In addition, the servicemen of the nationalist Azov Battalion, who conducted the interrogation, threatened him that they would stab or shoot him.

“Employees of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation will give a legal assessment to each such case,” said Svetlana Petrenko, official representative of the Russian Investigative Committee.

Recall that thanks to the measures taken by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, an exchange of prisoners took place, as a result of which 50 Russian servicemen returned home from Ukrainian captivity.

On the way home, everyone was given new shoes, uniforms and rations. The response to the gifts was very restrained. It was evident that people not only lost the habit of human relations in the prisoner of war camp, but also forgot how to smile.

“All servicemen will be delivered for treatment and rehabilitation in medical institutions of the Russian Defense Ministry. All those released need medical and psychological assistance,” commented the personnel in the military department.

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