LUGANSK, January 18. /TASS/. All 30 LPR servicemen, liberated during the January 8 exchange of captives with Ukrainian, were subjected to physical violence, with two requiring emergency medical aid, says LPR Human Rights Commission Viktoria Serdyukova.
"Immediately after the exchange, they were provided with first aid on Russian territory, which made us aware of their injuries they had. In addition, many told us during transportation that almost all of them were subjected to physical violence, with severe cases sometimes. Two arrived in severe condition today - we focused the attention of our medics on them, they will be provided with qualified emergency aid, up to surgical intervention," she said on a video, published on the Russian Armed Forces’ 2nd Army Corps’ Telegram channel Wednesday.
After undergoing rehabilitation in Moscow, the LPR servicemen returned home and met with their relatives near a medical facility that they were transported to.
"I cannot believe that we are home. I have not seen any of my relatives since February 23. […] They allowed us one phone call when we were captured," a liberated LPR serviceman named Sergey said.
On January 8, the Russian Defense Ministry said that 50 Russian servicemen were liberated from Ukrainian captivity and sent to Moscow for treatment and rehabilitation in medical facilities.