The Ombudsman of Ukraine announced the torture of the Ukrainian military in Russian captivity | News from Germany about Ukraine | DW

On the 95th day of full-scale Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine Russian troops continue to try to capture the settlements of the neighboring country. The Armed Forces of Ukraine and its territorial defense units are resisting aggression. It is impossible to verify the statements of representatives of both sides of the conflict from independent sources. About 12.8 million Ukrainians have already left their homes. DW is following developments Sunday, May 29 (Moscow time).


Commissioner for Human Rights in Ukraine Lyudmila Denisova told about torturethreats of execution and coercion to cooperate exported to Russia residents of Mariupol. According to her, at least 10 percent of citizens who do not pass the filter are recognized by the Russian authorities as “dangerous for the Russian regime.” They are arrested, after which they are sent to the former correctional colony No. 52 in the village of Olenevka, Donetsk region, or they are taken to a prison in Donetsk.

Denisova pointed out, referring to the stories of those released from captivity, that during the transfer from Mariupol, the Ukrainian military rolled their eyes with tape, put bags on their heads, tied their hands with ropes, and tortured them in captivity – “threatened to kill, beat and humiliated.” According to her, the officers of the Armed Forces and the fighters of the Azov detachment were tortured with particular cruelty. During interrogations, Ukrainian prisoners of war were put on their knees, beaten with the butt of a machine gun on their toes and open wounds, used pliers, thrown a noose around their necks and choked, tortured with electric current, beaten with a Kiev woman and kicked, said Denisova.

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