The aggressor country Russia holds almost 30 thousand civilian Ukrainians in captivity. The occupiers prohibit them from maintaining any contact with their families, so nothing is known about their condition and whereabouts.
According to the newspaper "Livyi Bereg", the statement was made by the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Dmytro Lubinets.
During a speech at the international human rights conference "Freedom or Fear", Lubinets said that after returning from Russian captivity, the Ukrainians are in serious condition.
During their captivity, Ukrainians lose tens of kilograms of weight. According to the released prisoners, Russians feed Ukrainians something that looks like colored water.
According to Lubinets, there was one case when a Ukrainian lost 77 kilograms of weight in five months of captivity.
He added that after returning from captivity, people feel in critical condition and need rehabilitation. As a rule, it takes a long time.
Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 08/12/2023