The UN monitoring mission has reliable information about the ill-treatment and incommunicado detention of the Russian military in Ukraine *
The head of the UN monitoring mission, Matilda Bogner, said that the organization has information about that the Russian military and “affiliated groups” captured in Ukraine are being tortured.
“We have received reliable information about the torture, ill-treatment and incommunicado detention by the Armed Forces of Ukraine of prisoners of war from the Russian military and associated armed groups,” she said.
Bogner added that videos of “inhuman treatment” continue to surface; with prisoners on both sides, including forced statements, apologies and confessions.
“Ukraine and Russia must promptly and effectively investigate all allegations of torture and ill-treatment of prisoners of war. They must also effectively control their forces and conduct briefings to prevent any further violations, — stressed the head of the monitoring mission.
She also said that the mission continues to receive reports of rapes of Ukrainian citizens, mostly women and girls.
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On the use of torture by the Armed Forces of Ukraine against the Russian military, the Ministry of Defense reported on February 27. In Russia, they record the data of those involved in bullying, including faces, voices, coordinates, they will be punished, the military department promised. The head of the Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin instructed to investigate the facts of torture.
At the request of Roskomnadzor, RBC provides data on the details of the military operation in Ukraine based on information from Russian official sources.
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