On March 10, 2017, representatives of the so-called Ministry of state security of the self-proclaimed peoples repulic, under the control of which is part of the Luhansk region of our state, posted a video of the interrogation of the military intelligence of the Armed forces of Ukraine.
Unlike the representatives of the Russian Federation, we do not abandon our guys. As previously reported by the press center ATO staff, 11 Feb 2017 we lost contact with the scouts that performed the task in the zone of the antiterrorist operation in the Lugansk region.
After the receiving the information about lack of communication, members of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was held a number of events for establishment of location of its troops, including through the possibility of the Russian side of the Joint center for control and coordination of questions of ceasefire and stabilization of the demarcation line. Those actions didn’t have any result.
Video which was presented on March 10 gave the opportunity to ensure that our soldiers are alive and are in captivity of Russian-terrorist forces.
Representatives of the special services of another country and affiliated terrorist groups, are working with their prisoners according to the usual scheme. Physical torture and psychological pressure, psychotropic substances, neglect of person are familiar elements of their activities, with the militants forced to admit hostages in those actions to which they are irrelevant.
These soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine performed regular tasks while conducting special reconnaissance in certain areas. These tasks are not associated with subversive activities and have no treats to the civilian population, but performed in an extremely tense atmosphere, in conditions of armed confrontation between terrorist groups inside the self-proclaimed peoples republic.
The command of the special operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine once again emphasizes that in contrast to the military-political leadership of the Russian Federation, Ukraine is not abandoning its soldiers-scouts, who in the course of performing tasks of special intelligence, were arrested by members of the terrorist organizations.
Therefore, we are initiating an appeal to the international human rights organizations, the Joint center for control and coordination of questions of ceasefire and stabilization of the demarcation line of the parties, the Special OSCE monitoring mission in Ukraine, other organizations, public and state figures with a request to ensure compliance with human behavior and homecoming of the military personnel of Armed Forces of Ukraine which fell into the hands of terrorists controlled territory of the Luhansk region.
Insist on an independent medical examination with involvement of international experts on assessment and monitoring of the physical and mental state of the soldiers-scouts, the armed forces of Ukraine, who are hostages. Separate the diagnosis to identify the results of the use of psychotropic substances on organisms’ warriors hostages.
The press office of the Command of the special operations Forces of the armed forces of Ukraine