155 Torture Chambers and Over 3.000 Victims

by Meifan Honcharuk
Friday, April 28, 2023
155 Torture Chambers and Over 3.000 Victims

Ukrainian prosecutor's office investigates torture chambers set up by Russians and interviews victims of Russian ill-treatment

Law enforcement structures of Ukraine from 2014 record information about places where Russian invaders torture Ukrainian prisoners of war and civilians. From 2014 to 2022, the Russians set up more than 100 such torture chambers in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The data is not final since the Ukrainian side does not have access to many territories.

After the start of a full-scale military attack on Ukrainians, the practice of torture spread to all territories of Ukraine in proportion to the occupation. During 498 days of the war, law enforcement agencies of Ukraine found 55 torture chambers in the de-occupied territories. Here the Russians forcibly detained and tortured prisoners of war and civilians. Today, 120 victims are known, and the testimonies over them have been recorded. Unfortunately, not all Ukrainians survived the torture: about 30 of them were killed.

Kharkiv region. Found 21 torture chambers and 112 victims.

Kherson region. 11 torture chambers, 8 camps of forced and illegal detention of prisoners.

Since 2014, more than 3.000 Ukrainians have been victims of Russian tortures.

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