Ukrainian POWs face dire conditions in Russia, including violence, food shortages, spread of tuberculosis
The Center of National Resistance has reported that Ukrainian prisoners of war, both military and civilian, are being held by the Russians in harsh conditions. They lack proper food and medical care, and violence is used against them
The National Resistance Center of Ukraine has shared this information.
These prisoners of war are usually kept separately from others in penal barracks, where sanitary and hygiene conditions are consistently neglected. Their time outside and their meals are restricted.
The report from the underground sources reveals that the Russians subject the Ukrainian POWs to various forms of violence and limit their access to medical help.
The Center for National Resistance has highlighted that due to inadequate detention conditions, infectious diseases like tuberculosis are spreading rapidly among the prisoners. Furthermore, the overall health and morale of the Ukrainian detainees are in a dismal state.
Specifically, Ukrainians are being held in a colony in Dvubratsky, Krasnodar Krai of Russia. Colonel Vladimir Govorukhin and Aleksandr Kulagin, the head of the institution, are responsible for international crimes there.
Another unauthorized detention place for Ukrainians is the Ust-Labinsk colony, where Oleg Panasenko and Ruslan Sitnyansky, lieutenant colonels of the internal service, are identified as being in charge. The latter manages the tuberculosis hospital of the Federal Penitentiary Service in Krasnodar Krai.
The Center of National Resistance has also “sent their regards” to Rostov-on-Don's detention centers number 1 and number 5, where Major Aleksandr Papka, Lt. Col. Pavel Lazorenko, and Lt. Col. Vyacheslav Vlass, their colleague from detention center No. 2 in Taganrog, are in charge.
- As of October 22, Andriy Yusov, a representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate, reported that since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, around 2,600 individuals have returned from captivity. This includes primarily defenders but also some civilians among them.