August 31st, 2015 –
Politrussia – translated for Fort Russ by Soviet Bear –
The People’s Republic of Donetsk on the night oт 27 August received 12 militiamen, who were in captivity of Kiev. Today, the DPR has sent 12 Ukrainian soldiers back home. The district where the prisoners were exchanged is located in the suburbs of Donetsk, between villages of Aleksandrovka and Marinka.
A former prisoner of war told us about the methods used by the security forces of Ukraine. He noted that they were placed in the detention center in Zaporozhye, Mariupol, in the pits, with the battalions. People are different everywhere: someone beats us, another feeds and heals us.”
– Torture? Well, I have nothing to say… If briefly, from the tasing and burrowing into the ground to shooting. Many, many of the guys got through this. I want to call my mother and say that I’m already free. And to inform my spouse about it.
According to the DPR Ombudsman Darya Morozova, over 500 soldiers remain in Ukrainian captivity. Defense Minister of the DPR Alexander Kononov apologized for taking a long time in talks with Kiev about the release.
Kononov: “I do apologize that it took so long, believe me, it didn’t come from my side. I have made every effort together with Daria Morozova, and Alexander Vladimirovich (Zakharchenko) approved the exchange immediately. Unfortunately, the Ukrainian side was delaying the process. I hope the prisoners all are doing okay”.
A prisoner of war on the phone said: “It’s all over.”