Troops found so-called “torture rooms” and devices used by Russian forces in reclaimed parts of the northeast region of Kharkiv, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in his Saturday night speech.
“More than ten torture rooms have already been found in the liberated areas of the Kharkiv region – in various cities and towns,” Zelensky said. “As the occupiers fled, they also dropped the torture devices.”
“Even at the regular Kozacha Lopan railway station, they found a torture room, they found tools for electrical torture,” he added.
Earlier on Saturday, the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office made similar allegations. “The Russian army tortured people in the basement of the so-called ‘people’s militia’ in the town of Kozacha Lopan when it was under siege,” the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office said in a social media post.
“Representatives of the Russian Federation created a pseudo law enforcement agency, in the basement of which a torture chamber was set up, where civilians were subjected to inhumane torture,” the post continued. “During the inspection, documents were seized confirming the functioning of the pseudo-police and the device with which the occupants tortured civilians with electric shock.”
The Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office also provided photos of the “torture rooms” and a “device with which the occupiers tortured civilians”.
THE CNN contacted the Russian government and the Russian Foreign Ministry for comment, and they have yet to respond.
horrors of war : Reports on Kharkiv follow the discovery of a mass burial site in the eastern city of Izium this week. Zelensky said on Friday that some of the bodies showed “signs of torture”.
Source: CNN Brasil