Reports on subjecting Ukrainian war prisoners to physical violence and torture in the Donetsk People’s Republic have appeared on social media. Commissioner for Human Rights in the Donetsk People’s Republic Daria Morozova commented on these statements in an interview with a correspondent of the DPR Official Website.

“No facts confirming war prisoners’ torturing have been presented. Such statements are lies.

I vividly remember the clothes and the condition of the persons whom we transferred to Ukraine. But in Kiev, they went off the plane wearing patriotic t-shirts. That is, someone gave them this clothing for a specific purpose.

Of course, they were taught what to say upon their return. All of this can be easily explained. During the 2017 exchange, many of the released were imprisoned upon their return to Ukraine. The people are scared, therefore they do and say whatever SBU employees tell them,” Daria Morozova emphasized.