Defense Ministry: Most Russian prisoners of war in Ukraine are beaten

Defense Ministry: Most Russian prisoners of war in Ukraine are beaten

Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin said that most Russian prisoners of war in Ukraine are beaten. They are also prevented from calling their families.

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As he noted at a briefing for foreign military attaches, according to a survey of soldiers who returned from captivity, 81% of servicemen were subjected to beatings and physical violence.

At the same time, 55% were forced to shoot propaganda videos, 46% did not receive the necessary medical care, and 79% could not contact relatives.

“19% of servicemen were provided with insufficient food or food of unsatisfactory quality,” he said.

According to him, in Kyiv food was provided once a day and consisted of a piece of bread, 50 grams of porridge and a glass of water.

Separately, Fomin pointed to cases of extrajudicial executions and extortion of money from relatives of military personnel.

Earlier, Fomin said that Russia and Ukraine have already carried out 27 operations to exchange prisoners of war and the bodies of dead servicemen.

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