Terrorist attack in Yelenovka – Russia was not going to exchange the killed Ukrainian prisoners – UNIAN

Ukrainian prisoners showed exceptional courage and invincible willpower.

The Russians deliberately killed Ukrainian prisoners in Olenivka / photo

The Russian side did not intend to carry out the exchange of prisoners of war and, in order to conceal the inappropriate conditions and forms of interrogation of Ukrainian servicemen, deliberately killed prisoners in Yelenovka.

It is reported in the official Telegram- channel GUR MO of Ukraine.

“The interrogations of the prisoners were carried out by the investigators of the so-called MGB DNR” together with representatives of the PMC “Wagner” and the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation. During the interrogations, physical torture and beatings were actively used. Such measures, first of all, were aimed not at obtaining certain confidential information, but on bullying, physical humiliation, psychological demoralization in order to break the moral and psychological qualities of Ukrainian soldiers.If this plan was implemented, the FSB representatives planned to involve Ukrainian prisoners in filming pro-Russian reports. the local population, the renunciation of the fighters from their views, as well as condemnation of the actions of the leadership of Ukraine,” the statement said.

The intelligence noted that these interrogations were carried out on a regular basis, but were not successful. Ukrainian prisoners showed exceptional courage and invincible willpower.

“The Russian side had no intention of exchanging prisoners of war and, in order to hide the inappropriate conditions and forms of interrogation of Ukrainian military personnel (which could serve as evidence in the Hague court), deliberately destroyed the prisoners. “using a flammable substance, which led to the rapid spread of fire in the room,” the GUR said.

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Terrorist attack in Yelenovka: what is known

As UNIAN reported earlier, on the night of July 29, an explosion thundered on the territory of the former penal colony in the town of Yelenovka in the temporarily occupied territory of Donetsk region. As a result, the building was destroyed, which contained Ukrainian prisoners of war, withdrawn from the Azovstal plant.

Immediately after the explosion, Russia accused the Armed Forces of Ukraine of shelling the penal colony. According to the Russian side, more than 50 Ukrainian defenders died, the number of wounded is unknown. Ukrainian law enforcement agencies said that the explosion in Yelenovka was a Russian terrorist act with the aim of concealing war crimes, discrediting the Armed Forces of Ukraine, disrupting the supply of weapons. They demand that the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross immediately respond to the terrorist attack and send an inspection mission to the territory of the colony.

According to Ukrainian intelligence, The attack was carried out by mercenaries from the PMC “Wagner” on the personal instructions of the nominal owner of the said PMC, Evgeny Prigozhin.

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