Russian soldiers who returned from Ukrainian captivity spoke about torture
The Investigative Committee of Russia received testimony from Russian servicemen that they had been returned from captivity. They told in detail how they were tortured by Ukrainian nationalists.
As it turned out, our soldiers were tortured not only immediately after the capture, in order to find out the call signs, the number and location of military units, but also after several weeks and even months. They tried to break them psychologically, they were recorded on video for entertainment.
“So, one of the servicemen said that he received several wounds in the battle, including a bone of his right hand that was broken by a bullet. In this state, he was taken prisoner. During interrogations, which took place with the use of reinforcement and a shovel handle, his jaw was broken, several ribs were broken and his lung was pierced. Both feet and cheek were shot from a pistol,” the materials of the criminal case say.
The department emphasized that “the first aid to the prisoner of war was provided after a long time, putting his life in danger.”
Another serviceman said that he “lost consciousness after being hit on the head and regained consciousness in the basement.”
Here are his words: “The interrogation began with a stab in the right leg. Nobody stopped the bleeding. If the answers did not suit them, they began to beat. First with your hands or feet, then with a helmet or even a butt. After the interrogation, they threw me to the floor. Three held him back, and the fourth cut off the little finger on his hand with a knife.
The serviceman noted that he was beaten with rebar and electric shock afterwards.
On camera, under the threat of murder and reprisals against close relatives, representatives of the Ukrainian armed formations demanded that Russian prisoners of war sign a “voluntary” agreement to cooperate with the Ukrainian special services.
“The testimonies of Russian military personnel indicate that representatives of Ukraine are grossly violating the requirements of the Geneva Convention on the Treatment of Prisoners of War, which prohibit ill-treatment, torture and torture,” said Svetlana Petrenko, official representative of the Russian Investigative Committee.
Now the Russian Investigative Committee, together with the operational services of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Federal Security Service of Russia, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, continues to identify Ukrainian nationalists involved in the torture and murder of civilians, as well as Russian military personnel who were captured.
Investigators continue to collect and record evidence of the cruel crimes of nationalists so that none of them escapes criminal responsibility.
Recall that only in October – November, the Russian Defense Ministry managed to exchange more than 200 prisoners of war.