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Sun Oct 2, 2022, 04:22 PM

10 torture sites in 1 town: Russia sowed pain, fear in Izium

The first time the Russian soldiers caught him, they tossed him bound and blindfolded into a trench covered with wooden boards for days on end.

Then they beat him, over and over: Legs, arms, a hammer to the knees, all accompanied by furious diatribes against Ukraine. Before they let him go, they took away his passport and Ukrainian military ID — all he had to prove his existence — and made sure he knew exactly how worthless his life was.

“No one needs you,” the commander taunted. “We can shoot you any time, bury you a half-meter underground and that’s it.”

The brutal encounter at the end of March was just the start. Andriy Kotsar would be captured and tortured twice more by Russian forces in Izium, and the pain would be even worse.

Russian torture in Izium was arbitrary, widespread and absolutely routine for both civilians and soldiers throughout the city, an Associated Press investigation has found. While torture was also evident in Bucha, that devastated Kyiv suburb was only occupied for a month. Izium served as a hub for Russian soldiers for nearly seven months, during which they established torture sites everywhere.

Based on accounts of survivors and police, AP journalists located 10 torture sites in the town and gained access to five of them. They included a deep sunless pit in a residential compound with dates carved in the brick wall, a clammy underground jail that reeked of urine and rotting food, a medical clinic, a police station and a kindergarten.

https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-business-treatment-of-prisoners-government-and-politics-aec9afe8d6631795ae9f9478a4ede4cc?utm_source=homepage&utm_medium=TopNews&utm_campaign=position_01

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Oct 2, 2022, 04:29 PM

1. This is all being done by order of Putin because he cannot win militarily.

Putin is a ruthless murdering psychopath who will use brutality to terrorize the Ukrainians into surrender.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 2, 2022, 04:39 PM

2. The Russian military doesn't need orders to torture

They would have done it whether Putin was in charge or not. Torture and other atrocities under military occupations is the rule on this planet, not the exception. Militaries that can "behave" is pretty much limited to Western military powers.

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Response to DetroitLegalBeagle (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 2, 2022, 04:43 PM

3. True, but he is giving awards to those soldiers who torture.

So it is official policy with compensation and accolades.

Putin is a sadistic psychopath who gets pleasure from the torture and murders.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Oct 2, 2022, 04:46 PM

4. Ukraine is slowly taking their country back ......

in the 4 regions that Putin illegal wanted, Ukrainians are talking them back and I'm pretty sure there are more horrors.

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