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.
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Update: Russian missile strike on Odesa Oblast kills at least 17, injures 31.

by The Kyiv Independent news desk July 1, 2022 7:17 AM 1 min read
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Ukraine's State Emergency Service reported early on July 1 that Russia's missile assault on a high-rise in a town in Bilhorod-Dnistrovsky District in Odesa Oblast killed 14 people and injured 30, including three children. Another Russian missile targeted a leisure complex in the same area, leaving three people killed, including a child, and one person injured. The rescue operation continues.

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