Freed residents of eastern Ukraine testify to torture and killings by Russian forces – BBC News BBC Homepage

OrlaGameLynn, BBC News(Eastern Ukraine)

Artem, a former prisoner of war held by Russian forces in the Ukrainian town of Balakliya

Artem says he was held by Russian forces for over 40 days and given electric shocks

Ukrainian forces push back Russian forces in a reversal offensive in the northeast and recapture much of the territory.

But there is a mixture of relief and sadness in the newly liberated areas. Residents report torture and murder during months of Russian occupation.

Artem, who lives in the town of Balakriya in the eastern province of Kharkiv, told the BBC he had been detained by Russian forces for more than 40 days and tortured with electric shocks.

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