The Russian military, who returned from Ukrainian captivity as a result of the prisoner exchange, told about numerous facts of torture, the press service of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation reported.
One of the servicemen said that during a 15-hour battle he ran out of ammunition and was captured. They blindfolded him and tied his hands, took him to Kharkov, where they beat his body with sticks and batons, but did not touch his face so that there would be no bruises. Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine used suffocating techniques and threatened to shoot him if he did not read the prepared text to the camera.
Another soldier reported that he was captured with a hip wound. Medical procedures were performed on him without anesthesia, and the man was beaten and tortured with electric current. Together with three other Russian servicemen, he was put to a basement, where they threw water on him and beat him for a long time, after which he was left for four days without water and food. Then they took him to the hospital, treated him for a while and threw him into a cell on the stone floor, where he spent another three days without water and food. When it was time to do the dressing, he was required to shout propaganda slogans, otherwise they refused to treat him.
A leg of another soldier who was captured with two wounds was amputated by Ukrainian doctors. A visit to the dressing room always started the same way: a medical worker poked at the wound and watched him writhe in pain, and between bandages he was brutally beaten.
Russian servicemen, who are currently undergoing treatment and rehabilitation in medical institutions, tell investigators their stories, each of which is full of examples of how representatives of Ukraine violate the requirements of the Geneva Convention on the Treatment of Prisoners of War prohibiting cruelty and torture, concluded the employees of the Russian Investigative Committee.
“The staff of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation will give a legal assessment of each case during the inspections. According to the results, the issue of initiating a criminal case will be resolved,” the message states.
Source: RIA Novosti