They beheaded, skinned, cut heart out: soldier about tortures in Russian captivity

According to Dmytro Kulish, not all Ukrainians returned from the captivity
17:44, 25 June 2018

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The pro-Russian militants of the so-called “Donetsk People’s and Luhansk People’s Republics” severely tortured the Ukrainian soldiers who were captured: they beheaded, skinned and committed other massacres. Former soldier of “Donbas” battalion Dmytro Kulish who was a hostage claimed this as 112 Ukraine broadcasted.

“Not everyone returned from the captivation. The people who were alive at the video later were beheaded. Also, there are the cases when people were skinned and a lot of other tortures which we, those people who were there, can confirm personally. In 2014 the Russian mercenaries tied our “Donbas” battalion soldier to the truck, dragged him and then cut his heart out; there is the evidence of this, photo and video-recording of these events,” Kulish said.

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He blames Russian authority in these tortures.

“All these tortures, hunger, beating that we suffered when we were the hostages in the occupied territories, all blame lies with the Russian troops who transferred us there,” he emphasized.

As we reported the Russian military officers are often involved in tortures of Ukrainian prisoners in Donbas conflict area.

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According to the SBU, 113 Ukrainian hostages remain in the captivity of Russian mercenaries in Donbas. At the same time, 3, 224 prisoners were released from the occupied territories of Donbas by the Ukrainian special services from the beginning of the Donbas Conflict. 

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