In the Kharkiv region, four occupiers who brutally tortured Ukrainians were captured.

These are the mercenaries of the military campaign and two servicemen of the 16th separate special brigade of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. 

This is reported by the Prosecutor General's Office. 

The Russian occupiers were captured during the offensive of the Defense Forces in the Kharkiv region.

According to the investigation, these war criminals brutally tortured three ATO veterans in early September 2022 during the occupation of Borov village of Izyum district. 

Photo: Office of the Prosecutor General

"They put plastic clamps on the men's hands and bags on their heads and kidnapped them. They kept them in a pit at a recreation center without water or food. The occupiers beat one of the ATO participants on his limbs with a hammer," the report says. 

Photo: Office of the Prosecutor General

The Russians demanded from the participants of the anti-terrorist operation to provide them with information about other local residents who have been protecting Ukraine since 2014. 

War criminals are charged with part 2 of Art.

28, Part 1 of Art.

438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

They have already been informed of the suspicion. 

The torture chambers of the Russian occupiers in Ukraine 

The Russian occupiers, after capturing Ukrainian settlements, immediately created torture chambers in which Ukrainians were abused.

In particular, after the de-occupation of the Kharkiv region, in the village of Pisky-Radkivski, 

investigators found a terrible torture chamber

where prisoners were kept - local residents, anti-terrorist forces and prisoners from the armed forces. 

There was also a torture chamber in the liberated Sviatohirsk of the Donetsk region, where the occupiers tortured and killed people. 

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