MADRID, Sep. 14 (Moose Gazette) –
The Ukrainian National Police in the Kharkov region denounced this Tuesday at the last minute that Russian troops had organized “torture camps” in the city of Balaklia after Ukraine has recovered the town in recent days due to its counteroffensive in the east of the country.
This has been expressed by the head of the Investigative Department of the Ukrainian National Police in Kharkov, Sergei Bolvinov, in a statement, in which he has pointed out the evidence that the Russian Army would have used the basements of some buildings as a prison and as a place where torture certain locals.
“During the occupation, the Russians always held at least 40 people captive, feeding them twice a day and nothing else. They were looking through local collaborators for those who served or had relatives in the Ukrainian secret services,” Bolvinov has detailed. .
Also, the Russian military would have been looking for people who had helped the Ukrainian Army at the front, according to the head of the Ukrainian Police Investigation Department in Kharkov.
“In case they let a lot of people out and there were no new ones, they would grab people on the street near the police station. One man was in ‘prison’ for 46 days because Russian troops found a photo of his brother in a Ukrainian military uniform,” added Bolvinov, detailing that torture with electricity was one of the “mildest” carried out by the Russian military.
In this sense, Ukrainian police officers have assured that the Russian Army in Balaklia fired at citizens from checkpoints during their last day in the city, before the Ukrainian troops regained control of part of Kharkov.
“All the details of the conflict are still being clarified. This Tuesday, together with journalists from all over the world and members of the National Police, we are covering the Balaklia tragedy, because the whole world should know what kind of inhumans these racists are” , Bolvinov has concluded.