MOSCOW, March 25. /TASS/. Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov refrained from comments on the statements made by former employee of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) Vasily Prozorov, who said about his work for Russian intelligence services.
"As far as I understand, these are some new statements, so I have nothing to say here," the Kremlin spokesman said. Peskov highlighted that he has no information on this account.
Earlier in the day former employee of the Ukrainian Security Service Vasily Prozorov made a number of statements at a news conference in Moscow. In particular, he said that after the "Maidan" events in 2014 he started transferring to Russia information about the anti-terrorist operation and also reported about a secret prison at Mariupol Airport.
The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) set up secret prisons in the Donbass areas where Kiev is conducting a military operation, former SBU officer Vasily Prozorov said at a press conference on Monday, adding that one of such prisons was located at Mariupol’s airport.
"The issue of secret prisons set up in areas where the anti-terrorist operation is taking place cannot be left out," he said. "I cannot claim to have information about all of them but I know for sure that one prison is located at Mariupol’s airport," the former SBU officer added.
According to Prozorov, the prison is referred to as a library and its prisoners are called books. "There is public eating place on the second floor of the airport’s left wing, and two nonoperational refrigerator rooms, one of which is five by three meters in size and the other one three by two meters," he said. "They are made of steel and have hermetic doors. Detained people were kept there without any official permission," he emphasized.
Prozorov also pointed out that people could be taken to that prison for any reason at all, for instance, for having photos of Novorossia’s flag on their cell phones. "They also brought there those suspected of working for the intelligence agencies of Russia, the DPR and the LPR [the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics - TASS]. SBU officers interrogated them, the notorious Vladimir Parasyuk was a big fan of such activities," he noted.
"It was really horrifying, this is neither an exaggeration nor Russian propaganda," the former SBU officer stressed. "People do indeed get killed there," he said.