‘The torment of hell’: Ukrainian doctor describes Russian torture
WASHINGTON (AP) — A volunteer Ukrainian doctor detained in Ukraine’s beleaguered port city of Mariupol told U.S. lawmakers Thursday that he comforted other detainees as many died during his three months in captivity, cradling and consoling them. as best she could, as a man, woman and child of the prisoners succumbed to Russian torture and untreated wounds.
Ukrainian Yuliia Paievska, who was captured by pro-Russian forces in Mariupol in March and held in shifting locations in Russia’s allied territory in Ukraine’s Donetsk region, spoke to Commission lawmakers on Security and Cooperation in Europe, better known as the Helsinki Commission. , a government agency created in part to promote international respect for human rights.