Chairman of the IC of Russia Instructs Officials to Investigate the Circumstances of Organizating a Prison in Mariupol, Where Those Who Disagreed With the Existing Ukrainian Regime Were Subjected to Tortures

Alexander Ivanovich Bastrykin, the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, has instructed the Main Investigative Department of the IC of Russia to establish all the circumstances of organizing a prison in the city of Mariupol for opponents of the 2014 coup d’état in Ukraine, as well as for the rebels of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics.  

Reportedly, the DPR troops took control of a building in Mariupol code-named “Library”. Documentary evidence was found indicating that a prison belonging to the Azov Battalion had been located there. With the connivance of the Security Service of Ukraine, those who expressed disagreement with the actions of the Ukrainian authorities were kept in this prison and subjected to ill-treatment.

A.I. Bastrykin has instructed investigators, within the framework of a criminal case, to collect and record evidence of the commission of cruel crimes against civilians and fighters, to identify all the persons involved in this with a view to subsequently bringing them to justice as established by law.