Russia Returned Body of Tortured British Volunteer to Ukraine

by Olha Povaliaieva
Thursday, September 8, 2022
Russia Returned Body of Tortured British Volunteer to Ukraine

The occupiers claim that the volunteer died from stress. However, Paul Urey's body is mutilated by torture

In April 2022, Paul Urey was captured by Russian invaders in the Zaporizhzhia region. Another British prisoner, Dylan Healy, had not yet been released. Both men volunteered to help evacuate civilians.

In July, the occupation authorities reported the death of Urey. Russians said that the British had died due to illness and stress. To return the body of the dead volunteer, Ukraine had to conduct additional negotiations with the aggressor. After 1.5 months, the Russian side returned the body of the murdered volunteer to Ukraine.

The general prosecutor of Ukraine, Andrey Kostin, said that the body of the volunteer has marks of torture and is very damaged because of improper storage.

"There are signs of injuries on the body of the volunteer that may indicate that he was ill-treated, which could have been the real cause of his death. The body was stored in inadequate conditions and is in a disfigured condition, so the real causes of death and injuries will be determined after the forensic examination," the attorney general reported.

He believes Urey died a violent death. If proven, it would be considered another war crime. It will be another proof in the course of a tribunal over Russia's political and military leadership, including Putin.

We remind you that occupiers in the so-called Donetsk People's Republic sentenced foreigners to death. 

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