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35 Russian soldiers were taken to Moscow for treatment

Now our fighters have arrived in Moscow.  At Chkalovsky airfield they told about the horrors of Ukrainian captivity

Now our fighters have arrived in Moscow. At Chkalovsky airfield they told about the horrors of Ukrainian captivity

35 Russian soldiers managed to return from Ukrainian captivity after difficult negotiations with Ukrainian nationalists. Now our fighters have arrived in Moscow. At Chkalovsky airport, they told about the horrors of Ukrainian captivity: torture, hunger, cold, lack of medical care.

“We have been exchanged, we have just arrived in Moscow,” one of the released journalists tells relatives by telephone.

The stories about “how it was there” are very similar.

“I personally spent two months there. Well, they applied when. There were, of course, such agents, which is terrible. They slept in the barracks, well, just like the barracks. Getting up at 6 a.m. and on the street until 10 p.m. went on constantly. Some had to walk and crawl with bullet holes in their knees,” recalled an RF Forces soldier.

Many soldiers freed from Ukrainian captivity are awaited from the plane with a stretcher. They have yet to undergo surgery and convalesce in a military hospital.

“There are no conditions. They fed – breakfast, lunch, dinner, but they gave very little time. There was water as boiling as a duck had to swallow. If you haven’t eaten, you haven’t eaten. Moral pressure. Constantly in the Kept cold When they had already changed, how relieved – I saw the Russian uniform – everything, thank God, the nightmare is over!, says another soldier.

Another fighter, who spent four months in captivity, said he received no medical attention despite heart problems.

“They categorically did not want to go to the doctors,” he recalls.

Once on the bus, the men remarked that they were happy to be back in their homeland and thanked everyone who had taken part in the exchange.

By Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at cablefreetv.org