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Tortured Ukrainians in freezers in Hostomel: Russian Guard officer is suspected

13 February, 2024 Tuesday
16:35

Ukrainian procuracy has served a notice of suspicion to a Russian Guard officer who kept about 100 people in freezers during the temporary occupation of Hostomel

Kyiv Regional Prosecutor's Office press service reports.

It is noted that people, civilians and prisoners of war, were held on the territory of the aviation enterprise. They were placed in three freezers that did not work.

"The smallest one was 6 square meters and held 15 people, while the largest one held about 30 or more," the prosecutor's office stated.

The people did not have the necessary medical care and proper food, they were cold. Most of the prisoners were constantly kept in a closed room blindfolded. In addition, there was no ventilation, no light, no places to sleep and no restrooms. All of this, coupled with the torture inflicted on people by the Russian occupiers, caused them severe physical and psychological pain, the prosecutor's office emphasized.

"The captives were beaten with hands, feet, and the butt of an automatic weapon. They tortured them with electric shock, deprived them of air by putting a plastic bag over their heads, and simulated executions. Using these prohibited methods, the Russian invaders tried to obtain information from the victims about the military and political leadership of Ukraine, the Armed Forces of Ukraine and persons who were involved in the Anti-Terrorist Operation or the Joint Forces Operation," law enforcement officers said.

Proceedings have been opened for violation of the laws and customs of war.

  • In September 2023, the Federal Prosecutor's Office of Germany began investigating Russian crimes in Hostomel, namely the shooting of civilians, where a German citizen was injured.
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