Vladimir Putin’s crooked troops castrate Ukrainian prisoners of war with pocket knives in Russian torture camps.
Two survivors, aged 25 and 28, who had been Russian prisoners for one and three months, said their horrific experience was worse than hell.
The two Ukrainian soldiers were sent back to Ukraine in a prisoner exchange and were later referred to psychologist Anzhelika Yatsenko, 41, who helps young men who have faced serious difficulties.
Based on her previous experience, she knew it was likely that they had both been tortured as they were suicidal and the young soldier had attempted suicide.
The men were unable to tell him what had happened for a month, but told him, “If there is a hell somewhere, it is worse than that.
Vladimir Putin’s crooked troops castrate Ukrainian prisoners of war with pocket knives in Russian torture camps (File photo of Russian troops being trained in Chechnya)
A high-rise residential building is partially destroyed after a missile strike on January 15, 2023 in Dnipro, Ukraine
When she found out what their wicked captors had done, she went to the bathroom and “cried and cried” – because it was the most horrible thing she had ever heard.
After beating the two Ukrainian soldiers to within an inch of their lives, drunken Russian troops castrated them with a knife, The Sunday Times reports.
One of the victims said she didn’t know how she was still alive because there was “so much blood”.
And sick Russians doubled down on their indignity by telling them they were doing it so they wouldn’t have children, which Ms Yatensko called “genocide”.
The older of the two men returned to service in the Ukrainian army.
The Russian military used a number of inhumane and disgusting tactics during the war with Ukraine.
Russia is also reportedly using electric shocks, balaclavas and mock executions on Ukrainian civilians and prisoners of war, UN experts warned this week.
A UN group of experts said on Thursday they had written to Moscow raising concerns about the use of torture by Russian military forces in their attacks on Ukraine.
They said in a statement that the tortures included electric shocks, balaclavas and mock executions and were carried out to extract intelligence, coerce confessions or in response to alleged support for Ukrainian forces.
This led to damage to internal organs, cracked bones and fractures, strokes and psychological trauma, they said.
In April, a Russian soldier admitted to executing Ukrainian prisoners of war by slitting their throats during a phone call, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) said.
In the intercepted phone conversation, the serviceman, identified by the SBU as Yevgeny Suchko, who was deployed to Ukraine in 2022, can be heard describing in detail how he slit the throats of Ukrainians.
The 28-year-old soldier says in the intercepted call that there is “no point” in keeping prisoners of war and that they “must be disposed of”.
The SBU said it was working to bring “all war criminals in Russia” to justice and ensure they received a “well-deserved” punishment.
Moscow has previously denied torturing or ill-treating prisoners of war and said it was not deliberately targeting civilians in Ukraine (pictured, Putin April 27)
Moscow has previously denied torturing or ill-treating prisoners of war and said it was not deliberately targeting civilians in Ukraine.
While allegations of torture have already been made against both sides in the 15-month dispute, the UN team of independent experts said the Russian forces’ methods could be “sanctioned by the state”.
The consistency and methods of alleged torture suggested “a level of coordination, planning and organization, as well as direct authorization, deliberate policy or official tolerance from higher authorities”, according to the UN Special Rapporteur on torture, Alice Jill Edwards, who sent the letter. on June 12 alongside several other independent experts.
“Obeying a higher order or political directive cannot be used as a justification for torture, and anyone involved must be promptly investigated and prosecuted by independent authorities,” she said. .