Ukraine finds ‘awful torture cell’ in Russian-free town

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According to the Ukrainian National Security Service, investigations are currently underway. During their invasion of Ukraine, Russian forces have already been accused of committing tens of thousands of war crimes.

An alleged Russian torture chamber was discovered in a recently liberated Ukrainian city, according to Ukrainian officials.

The room was discovered in a de-occupied town near Izyum, a Ukrainian city in the eastern Kharkiv region.

Pisky-Radkivski, which had been occupied by Russian forces since April, was liberated by Ukrainian forces last week.

Ukraine finds 'awful torture cell' in russian-free town
Ukraine finds 'awful torture cell' in russian-free town

Local officials and National Police reportedly discovered it in the Borova district as they traversed the region, along with several other horrifying items.

A gas mask with a dirty cloth attached to it was found, Kharkiv’s chief police investigator said, with Ukraine’s defense ministry claiming it had been forced onto “the head of a victim, who was covered with a smoldering rag and buried alive”.

A box of gold dental crowns that were found prompted the ministry to draw parallels between Russian and Nazi forces, describing the room as a “mini Auschwitz”.

However, though the crowns may have been used in the torture of captives, it appears they were not pulled from the dead by Russian soldiers.

A local dentist told the German newspaper Bild that they came from his collection that was looted by invaders.

Ukraine finds 'awful torture cell' in russian-free town

He said he thought the Russians probably stole them thinking they were gold when, in fact, they were stainless steel.

The dentist, named Sergey, told the newspaper, “I’m the only dentist here. Therefore, if they were discovered here, they must be mine.”

Sergey did explain, however, that locals told him that the crowns may have had a role in the torture, with Russians using them to “terrify” the victims.

Serhii Bolvinov, the head of Kharkiv’s National Security Service’s investigative section, revealed images of a damaged phone, barbed wire, and a sex toy.

“Constantly, neighbors heard cries coming from there. In the village, investigators discovered a horrible torture chamber “he stated.

He acknowledged that police “know the names of the victims” and are currently conducting an investigation.

People were threatened, assaulted, and mistreated.

During their takeover of the region, the country’s National Police Force accused Russian troops of committing war crimes.

When Russian soldiers reached the village, they evicted the people and settled there themselves,” it stated.

“People were terrorized, beaten, and mistreated. The Russian occupiers abandoned looted dwellings. The ‘Russian world‘ is synonymous with filth and muck “it said.

‘Mass burial sites’ were formerly discovered in Izyum

This is not the first time Russian forces have been accused of committing war crimes in Ukraine; officials are now investigating tens of thousands of suspected cases.

According to the United Nations Office for human rights, Russia’s invasion has resulted in grave abuses of human rights, including extrajudicial killings and torture, which may constitute war crimes.

The United Nations defines a war crime as a grave violation of international humanitarian law perpetrated during the armed conflict against civilians or “enemy combatants.”

Following the discovery of more than 440 graves in the town before the battle, Russia has been accused of committing war crimes in Izyum.

In September, according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, a mass grave was discovered.

Mr. Bolvinov asserted that some of the victims were killed by gunfire, while others were killed by artillery fire, mine explosions, and aircraft.

Bodies were discovered with hands bound behind the back

One of the most notorious alleged war crimes in Ukraine occurred in the village of Bucha, where bodies with their wrists tied behind their backs were discovered.

After Russian troops began to leave the region just outside the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, pictures revealed a 45-foot-long impromptu mass grave outside a church.

Photos collected by the Associated Press depicted bodies of civilians with their wrists tied behind their backs and gunshot wounds to the back of their heads, suggesting that some of the victims were shot at close range.

The photographs provoked worldwide condemnation and pledges of further help for Ukraine, especially from the United Kingdom and the United States.

Russia has denied committing any war crimes on multiple occasions.

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