LUGANSK, November 29. /TASS/. Information on torture and moral pressure against the servicemen of the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) in Ukrainian captivity will be submitted to the relevant authorities and international organizations, LPR Ombudswoman Viktoriya Serdyukova said on Tuesday.
She specified that the POWs endured torture, beatings and moral pressure while those wounded were not receiving timely medical aid. "Torture and mistreatment of our servicemen who are in captivity on Ukrainian soil are not just a violation of the 1949 Geneva Convention on the treatment of prisoners of war but a criminal offence. All information on the illegal means and methods of warfare collected by us will be sent to the proper authorities and international organizations," the human rights commissioner wrote on her Telegram channel.
She added that the servicemen who returned to the LPR will receive qualified medical aid and all necessary rehabilitation.
On November 24, the ombudswoman told TASS that 23 servicemen had returned to the republic as a result of two swaps held earlier. LPR acting head Leonid Pasechnik urged the International Committee of the Red Cross to force the Kiev regime to observe the Geneva Conventions with regards to the POWs held in Ukraine.