28,000 civilian Ukrainians are held in Russian captivity — Commissioner for Human Rights
The Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Dmytro Lubinets says that 28,000 civilian Ukrainians are currently held captive by Russian troops
He said this during a speech at the Freedom or Fear international conference on human rights, Lb.ua reports.
The Commissioner spoke about the conditions in which the prisoners are held. People lose dozens of kilograms of weight, are in critical condition and undergo rehabilitation for a long time. Eyewitnesses who were captured and returned say that Russians feed the prisoners with something similar to colored water.
"The largest officially recorded weight loss of a person during the 5 months of Russian captivity is 77 kilograms," Lubinets said.
Currently, Ukraine is unable to find out where the captured Ukrainians are and establish their exact number.