Russian military torturing abducted people in Kherson region – journalist

Russian military torturing abducted people in Kherson region – journalist

In Kherson region, the Russian military is torturing abducted locals.

"Captives, held in a basement of the police department premises seized by Russian Nazis in Nova Kakhovka, said they heard the voice and name of Vitaliy Peretiatko, a former member of the Nova Kakhovka Town Council, among other prisoners. They told what I know well from my own experience: they hear how other prisoners are constantly tortured, they hear people persuading their executioners to kill them not to suffer pain after the brutal beatings," Oleh Baturin, a journalist from Kakhovka who was abducted by the Russians on March 12 and spent almost eight days in captivity, wrote on Facebook, Ukrinform reports.

Also, according to him, the logic of the occupiers' actions gradually becomes clear. The prisoners said they had heard how tortured veterans of Anti-Terrorist Operation were required to confess that they had participated in the "Right sector" and were threatened to be sent either to Donetsk (to rebuild the city "damaged by Bandera adepts"), or to Crimea (to send for trial and create their own documented database of "evidence" of "atrocities" of "Right sector members").

People said that they heard the voice of prisoner Oleh Kozhemyakin [Russians abducted Kozhemyakin in Kakhovka on April 2]. He is alive, he is being tortured and "interrogated" in the basement almost every day, Baturin wrote.

Russian invaders abduct civilians in Kherson region, including journalists, community leaders, local council members, and activists. The occupiers hold the abducted people in prison cells in Kherson. The fate of many civilians has been unknown for many days.

In Kherson region, residents regularly hold peaceful protests against the Russian aggressor. The Russian military uses force and weapons against people, there are wounded and detained civilians.

On February 24, Russian president Putin started a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Russian troops shell and destroy infrastructure, massively fire on residential areas of Ukrainian cities, towns, and villages using artillery, MLRS, and ballistic missiles.


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