Four torture chambers were found in Kherson, where Russian invaders detained Ukrainians – the Prosecutor General’s Office

This is reported by the Public Prosecution Service.

According to the investigation, during the occupation of Kherson, the Russian army and representatives of the special services of the Russian Federation set up pseudo law enforcement agencies in the seized houses of the Kherson Temporary Detention Facility, the Pre-trial Detention Center and one of the regional police forces.

There, law enforcement officers seized parts of rubber batons, a wooden bat, a device that the invaders used to torture civilians with electric current, a light bulb, and balls from the walls.

“Various methods of torture and physical and psychological violence were used against people in cells and cellars,” the report says.

During searches with the victim in the basement of one of the office buildings, where the occupiers had also set up a dungeon, law enforcement officers found, among other things, part of a metal-plastic pipe and handcuffs.

Work to determine the locations of dungeons and illegal detention sites continues.


On February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation” in occupied Donbas. Russia launched missile attacks on the territory of Ukraine and launched a direct large-scale four-way invasion. The armed forces of Ukraine repel the enemy, the blitzkrieg plan – to capture Kiev in two or three days – failed, the Russian army retreated from the capital. The Russian military is committing thousands of war crimes and crimes against humanity across Ukraine.

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By Peter Kavinsky

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