War in Ukraine: President Zelensky accuses Russian forces of torture

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For large-scale torture accused the Volodymyr Zelensky the Russian forces, who until recently had under their control a large part of the Kharkiv region.

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At least ten torture sites have been discovered in the areas recaptured by the Ukrainian army, the president said Ukrainian in a videotaped speech that aired late Saturday night.

“Torture was a widespread practice in the occupied territories,” Zelensky said. He called the invaders who “fled” because of the Ukrainian army’s counter-offensive last week “fascists” and compared their behavior to that of Nazis.

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Like the Nazis, the Russians will be held accountable for their actions before justice, the Ukrainian president assured. “We will identify all those who tortured and abused people, who brought these atrocities from Russia to the territory of Ukraine”he added.

Exhumation work continued today in Izium, Kharkiv region, at the site of the mass burial that had been found. Examinations of the bodies are being conducted. New evidence of the torture used against the people buried there has been found. More than ten torture chambers have already been found in the liberated areas of Kharkiv region – in various cities and towns. As the occupiers fled, they also dropped the devices for torture. Even at the ordinary railway station in Kozacha Lopan, a room for torture and tools for electric torture were found. It’s just a railway station! Torture was a widespread practice in the occupied territory. That’s what the Nazis did. This is what Russians do. And they will answer in the same way – both on the battlefield and in courtrooms. We will identify all those who tortured, who humiliated, who brought this atrocity from Russia here, to our Ukrainian land.

Posted by Volodymyr Zelenskyi on Saturday, September 17, 2022

He mentioned that the Russians abandoned instruments of torture when they left the territories they had occupied. The Ukrainian authorities released relevant photos. Signs of torture and violent death were found on bodies discovered days ago in a mass burial site in a wooded area near the town of Izium.

Source: News Beast

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