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SBU to publish testimony of 435 former hostages on the facts of Russian Army aggression, data on established identities of pro-Russian butchers

The Security Service of Ukraine continues to collect and publish evidence of the aggression of Russian Army against Ukraine, as well as the facts of physical violence and mistreatment of our citizens in the dungeons located in the temporarily occupied territories of Luhansk and Donetsk regions.

The stories of 42 more former hostages illegally tortured by militants and detained in inhumane conditions for the periods between 189 to 1,083 days were published on the pages of the regular bulletin. This is the sixth issue prepared on the results of the interviews of freed Ukrainian citizens by the SBU officers. 

On the basis of the testimonies the SBU identified six militants who personally tortured the captured Ukrainian soldiers and civilian patriots. In particular, in the bulletin contains photos of sadists nicknamed “Adrenaline” and “Baton” who cynically pose at the entrance to the “torture room” against the background of torture instruments and protective clothing for blood spills (more information on page 36 of the bulletin)

The criminals identified by the intelligence are wanted by law enforcement agencies for prosecution; one of these (nickname “Krutyi”) has already been sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment by Ukrainian court.

Today, the bulletins are published in three languages ​​- Ukrainian, English and Russian - and contain fragments of interviews with 435 witnesses of the crimes committed by members of Russian terrorist groups. The full materials have been properly processed and transmitted to international courts as evidence of violations by Russia of a number of international conventions.

Vasyl Hrytsak, Head of the SBU, handed over these documentary bulletins to Kurt Volker, Special Representative of the US State Department for Ukraine during a working meeting that took place yesterday, May 16, 2009, at the Security Service of Ukraine.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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