Police discover 80 Russian torture chambers in Ukraine

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Ukrainian law enforcement officers have discovered 80 Russian torture chambers and captivity places within the de-occupied areas.

The relevant statement was made by Ukrainian Internal Affairs Deputy Minister Kateryna Pavlichenko during a meeting with Alice Jill Edwards, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, an Ukrinform correspondent reports, referring to the Ukrainian Internal Affairs Ministry.

“A large part of Ukrainian territories have been occupied. But, in the de-occupied areas, captivity places and torture chambers were discovered, where civilians had been illegally held and tortured. The police have found 80 of such places so far – in the Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, Kyiv and Sumy regions,” Pavlichenko told.

In her words, investigators have recently come across another torture chamber in the Kyiv region's Bucha. On March 3-7, 2022, Russian soldiers illegally held 151 people there. The occupiers did not provide people with food, water, or medicines.

“We cannot forget that many servicemen and rescuers are still in [Russian] captivity. Their relatives do not have proper access to information about their confinement conditions. There are also civilians in Russian captivity. In fact, they are hostages. All these issues require special attention of the international community,” Pavlichenko stressed.

According to Pavlichenko, the National Police of Ukraine opened more than 80,000 criminal proceedings over the crimes committed by Russian troops in Ukraine.

Photo: illustrative, Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office, Internal Affairs Ministry

zakiducky on September 9th, 2023 at 02:00 UTC »

And this is what the anti-war crowd who claim Ukraine and it’s backers are warmongers refuse to acknowledge. Does anyone with half a clue legitimately think all the torture, kidnappings, rape, ethnic cleansing, and more would stop if there were a peace deal or they surrendered?


If anything, the barbarians would be emboldened in their atrocities because there would be less consequences for carrying them out. There is no negotiating with sadists like this because they are incapable of negotiating in good faith. Hell, they do this to their own civilians for having the audacity to speak out against the regime. They only come to the table when they have no better alternatives, and even then that’s not a guarantee.

PiLLe1974 on September 8th, 2023 at 22:01 UTC »

What this just reminded me off - in a nutshell "justice" I guess:

We read about Putin's crimes or those of people around him.

Figuring out who was responsible for torturing and other (war) crimes sounds "interesting" in the sense that this is not just persecuted later on as a general Russian special operation, further also tracking down a certain amount of people actively committing those war crimes.

So essentially, hundred or thousands having to testify in front of a court, not just "Russia paying for this later".

Espressodimare on September 8th, 2023 at 21:52 UTC »

"the National Police of Ukraine opened more than 80,000 criminal proceedings over the crimes committed by Russian troops in Ukraine."

This is in the deoccupied areas of Ukraine, a big part of Ukraine is still under the russian terrorists control.