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Another former terrorists’ prisoner provides SBU with evidence about cruel treatment in torture chambers of “LNR” terrorist organization

SBU officers engaged in the Joint Forces Operation continue documenting the testimonies of the Ukrainian hostages illegally imprisoned by terrorists.

Thus, a resident of Bryanka having escaped from the militants, came to the Luhansk region, controlled by the Ukrainian authorities and approached Ukrainian Special Service.

The law enforcers found that in September 2014 the participants of illegal armed formations kidnapped him, holding, together with other captives, at one of the tourist bases of the region. Being in a torture chamber the man was subjected to regular physical pressure. After eight months of imprisonment, the criminals offered the hostage’s family to free him for a ransom, afterwards asking an extra fee for his passport.

Once the man recently became aware of the militants’ intentions to gain some cash in such a way, he fled “LNR” and applied to the Ukrainian law-enforcers.

Since the beginning of the year, eight people have approached the SBU with evidence about the facts of physical torture and moral violence experienced in the torture chambers of militants. Currently, the terrorists identified in this evidence have been put on the “wanted” list, for bringing them to criminal responsibility for committed crimes.

SBU Press Centre


For the Attention of the SBU Head





Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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