Inside a prison where Russia tortured Ukrainian POWs
The Olenivka POW camp, located in the Russian-occupied part of Donetsk Oblast, was a notorious Russian-controlled prison where Ukrainian prisoners of war and civilian hostages from Mariupol have been subjected to torture. The Kyiv Independent’s War Crimes Investigations Unit will name those responsible for torturing prisoners in Olenivka.
Zaporizhzhia Oblast Governor Oleksandr Starukh wrote on Telegram that overnight on Oct. 2, Russian forces struck the city as well as its surrounding area. Starukh did not provide further details on the attack.
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