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"A scale unseen before": Ukrainian ombudsman on Russian torture chambers in Kherson

17 November, 2022 Thursday
23:26

The Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights, Dmytro Lubinets, was shocked by what he saw in Kherson torture chambers, where Russian soldiers abused Ukrainians

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He said this on the air of the telethon on Thursday, Interfax-Ukraine reports. 

“There is a difference even compared to the territories of Kharkiv and Kyiv regions... I have never seen such a scale, and I have personally visited all torture centers in different regions of Ukraine. The scale is simply terrible,” Lubinets said. 

According to him, the Russian invaders tortured Ukrainians with electric current, broke their bones, beat them with metal pipes, filmed the process, and then killed them.

Lubinets is convinced that torture chambers will be found in every major settlement of Ukraine after the de-occupation, “because this is a system built by the Russian Federation.” According to him, where there are definitely torture chambers in "filtration camps" . 

The ombudsman also said that one mass burial site was found in Kherson, where law enforcement agencies are currently conducting procedural actions. Lubinets noted that after the war crimes of the representatives of the Russian army are recorded, access to the burial will be given to journalists.

  • A torture chamber was found in Kherson, where the Russian forces abused Ukrainian citizens.

  • According to Ukraine's National Police, the bodies of 991 civilians were found in the territories of Donetsk, Mykolaiv, Kharkiv and Kherson regions liberated from the occupying Russian forces. 

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