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'Torment of hell': Ukraine medic describes Russian torture

'Torment of hell': Ukraine medic describes Russian torture

WASHINGTON (AP) — A volunteer Ukrainian medic detained inside Ukraine's besieged port city of Mariupol told U.S. lawmakers Thursday of comforting fellow detainees while numerous died all over her trio months of captivity, cradling accompanied by every one one other accompanied by consoling them while finest she could, while male, feminine accompanied by every one one other accompanied by child prisoners succumbed to Russian torture accompanied by every one one other accompanied by untreated wounds.

Ukrainian Yuliia Paievska, who was captured by pro-Russian forces inside Mariupol inside March accompanied by every one one other accompanied by held at shifting locations inside Russian-allied territory inside Ukraine's Donetsk region, spoke to lawmakers accompanied by the Commission on Security accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Cooperation inside Europe, better known while the Helsinki Commission, a management agency created inside small part to go forward international compliance accompanied by anthropoid rights.

Her accounts Thursday were her most comprehensive publicly of her behaviour towards inside captivity, inside what Ukrainians accompanied by every one one other accompanied by international rights groups speak are widespread detentions of both Ukrainian noncombatants accompanied by every one one other accompanied by fighters by Russia's forces.

Known to Ukrainians by the nickname Taira, Paievska accompanied by every one one other accompanied by her protected from danger keeping of Mariupol's wounded all over the almost seven-month Russian invasion of Ukraine received worldwide watching following her bodycam footage was provided to The Associated Press.

"Do you know why we do this to you?" a Russian asked Paievska while he tortured her, she recounted to the commission. She told the panel her answer to him: "Because you can."

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Searing descriptions of the suffering of detainees poured out. A 7-year-old male child died inside her knee since she had none of the medical gearwheel she needed to behave towards him, she said.

Torture sessions normally launched accompanied by their captors forcing the Ukrainian prisoners to remove their clothes, earlier to the Russians place to bloodying accompanied by every one one other accompanied by tormenting the detainees, she said.

The consequence was some "prisoners inside cells screaming for weeks, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by at that hour dated dying from the torture lacking some medical help," she said. "Then inside this torment of hell, the only things they exist inside be in touch earlier to demise is abuse accompanied by every one one other accompanied by additional beating."

She continued, recounting the toll among the imprisoned Ukrainians. "My friend whose eyes I closed earlier to his body cooled down. Another friend. And another. Another."

Paievska said she was taken into custody following actuality stopped inside a procedure document check. She had been one of thousands of Ukrainians believed to have been taken convict by Russian forces. Mariupol's mayor said that 10,000 people from his city all all alone disappeared all over what was the monthslong Russian siege of that city. It fell to Russians inside April, accompanied by the city all nevertheless destroyed by Russian bombardment, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by accompanied by countless dead.

The Geneva Conventions single not here medics, both military accompanied by every one one other accompanied by civilian, for defence "in all circumstance." Sen. Ben Cardin, a Maryland Democrat accompanied by every one one other accompanied by co-chair of the Helsinki Commission underscored that the conditions she described for civilian accompanied by every one one other accompanied by military detainees violated international law.

Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., called Russian President Vladimir Putin a war criminal.

"It is critical that the world hear the stories of those who endured the worst under captivity," Wilson said. "Evidence is essential to prosecution of war crimes."

Before she was captured, Paievska had recorded additional than 256 gigabytes of harrowing bodycam footage showing her team's efforts to save the wounded inside the cut-off city. She got the footage to Associated Press journalists, the last international team inside Mariupol, on a tiny facts card.

The journalists fled the city on March 15 accompanied by the cardboard embedded inside a tampon, carrying it into with every one other accompanied by not here of 15 Russian checkpoints. The following day, Paievska was taken by pro-Russia forces. Lawmakers played the AP's video of her footage Thursday.

She emerged on June 17, small accompanied by every one one other accompanied by haggard, her athlete's body additional than 10 kilograms (22 pounds) lighter from lack of nourishment accompanied by every one one other accompanied by activity. She said the AP report that showed her caring for Russian accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Ukrainian soldiers alike, down accompanied by civilians of Mariupol, was critical to her release, inside a convict exchange.

Paievska formerly had declined to speak inside detail to journalists concerning conditions inside detention, only describing it inside general while hell. She swallowed laboriously at times Thursday while testifying.

Ukraine's management says it has documented almost 34,000 Russian war crimes since the war began inside February. The International Criminal Court accompanied by every one one other accompanied by 14 European Union subscriber nations excessively have launched investigations.

The United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission inside Ukraine says it has documented that prisoners of war inside Russian custody have suffered torture accompanied by every one one other accompanied by ill-treatment, while well while insufficient food, aqua healthcare accompanied by every one one other accompanied by sanitation.

Russia has not responded to the allegations. Both the United Nations accompanied by every one one other accompanied by the international Red Cross speak they have been denied access to prisoners.

Paievska, who said she suffered headaches all over her detention while the consequence of a concussion from an earlier explosion, told lawmakers she asked her captors to permit her call her husband, to permit him know what had happened to her.

"They said, 'You have seen excessively numerous American movies. There will exist no indeed indeed phone call,'" she recounted.

Her tormentors all over her detention would occasionally encourage her to kill herself, she said.

"I said, 'No. I will see what happens tomorrow,"' she said.

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Lori Hinnant contributed to this report from Paris.

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On Wednesday, Zelenskyy made a infrequent trip outer external outside Ukraine's earliest city to watch the raising of the national banner at Izium's city hall. \u003c/p>\u003cp>Ukraine's deputy inside minister, Yevhen Enin, said Thursday darkness that other proof found following Kyiv's sweeping go forward into the Kharkiv neighbourhood included multiple "torture chambers" where both Ukrainian citizens accompanied by every one one other accompanied by foreigners were detained "in completely inhuman conditions." \u003c/p>\u003cp>"We have by that hour dated go nearer across the exhumation of individual bodies, not only accompanied by traces of a brutal death, nevertheless excessively of torture - gash off ears, etc. This is fair the beginning," Enin said inside an gathering accompanied by Ukraine's Radio NV. \u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>He claimed that among those held at one of the sites were students from an unspecified Asian country who were captured at a Russian checkpoint while they tried to depart from for Ukrainian-controlled territory. \u003c/p>\u003cp>Enin did not specify where the students were held, although he named the small cities of Balakliya accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Volchansk while place of set of two locations where the alleged torture chambers were found. His description could not exist unswerving away verified independently.\u003c/p>\u003cp>"All these \u003ca href=\"https://apnews.com/hub/war-crimes-watch-ukraine\">traces of war crimes\u003c/a> are now carefully documented by us. And we know from the experience of Bucha that the worst crimes tin only exist exposed over time," Enin said, inside a allude to of to a Kyiv suburb where the bodies of hundreds of civilians were discovered following the Russian army's withdrawal from the area inside March.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Earlier Thursday, Zelenskyy said that all over the five months the Russians occupied the region, they "only destroyed, only deprived, only took away. They left-hand behind devastated villages; inside some of them there is not a single undamaged house. 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The safety alliance was created while a counterweight to U.S. influence.\u003c/p>\u003cdiv id='afs:Card:246675595414' class='hub-peek-embed' content-id='dbe2a0bda954e06bb8fcb7cccbd39b21'>Hub peek embed (Russia-Ukraine) - Compressed layout (automatic embed) \u003c/div>\u003cp>A Chinese management statement issued following the gathering didn't specifically allude to Ukraine, nevertheless said Xi promised "strong support" to Russia's "core interests." While the statement gave no indeed indeed details, Beijing uses "core interests" to report issues such while national sovereignty accompanied by every one one other accompanied by the ruling Communist Party's claim to Taiwan, over which it is willing to go to war.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Speaking following the meeting, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the assessments of the international circumstances by Moscow accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Beijing "fully coincide. We don't have some differences."\u003c/p>\u003cp>He added that both countries "will convey on accompanied by coordinating our actions, including at the upcoming United Nations General Assembly."\u003c/p>\u003cp>Lavrov described the talks while "excellent," saying they were "very businesslike accompanied by every one one other accompanied by concrete, involving a discussion of tasks for various ministries accompanied by every one one other accompanied by agencies." \u003c/p>\u003cp>The Biden management described the Putin-Xi talks while small part of a rapprochement that has worried Washington.\u003c/p>\u003cp>'We've made understandable our concerns concerning the depth of China's alignment accompanied by every one one other accompanied by ties accompanied by Russia," White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said, adding that Thursday's gathering "is an example of that alignment," nevertheless declined to remark further.\u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>Xi's government, which said it had a "no-limits" link accompanied by Moscow earlier to the Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine, has refused to find fault accompanied by Russia's military actions. Beijing accompanied by every one one other accompanied by India are buying additional Russian lubricant accompanied by every one one other accompanied by gas, which helps Moscow offset Western sanctions imposed over the invasion.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Observers speak Russia will probable grow increasingly reliant on China while a market for its lubricant accompanied by every one one other accompanied by gasoline while the West moves to place up a cost lid on Russian vitality resources accompanied by every one one other accompanied by potentially gash their imports altogether.\u003c/p>\u003cp>In trying to build strong an alliance accompanied by China, Moscow has strongly backed Beijing amid tensions accompanied by the U.S. that followed a recent pay someone a call to Taiwan by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.\u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>"We condemn the provocations of the U.S. accompanied by every one one other accompanied by its satellites inside the Taiwan Strait," Putin told Xi.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Along accompanied by \u003ca href=\"https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-putin-zelenskyy-kyiv-uzbekistan-7d08fe990651bf86e43aba642b2259ac\">Russian's assault on Ukraine\u003c/a>, the summit is taking place opposed to the backdrop of hostilities inside the centre of Armenia accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Azerbaijan not a lengthy way from Uzbekistan, while well while strains inside China's relations accompanied by Washington, Europe, Japan accompanied by every one one other accompanied by India due to disputes over technology, safety accompanied by every one one other accompanied by territory.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Speaking at the begin of his one-on-one talks accompanied by Xi, Putin blasted efforts by the United States accompanied by every one one other accompanied by its allies to dominate worldwide affairs.\u003c/p>\u003cp>"Attempts to create a unipolar world have not lengthy ago taken an completely ugly shape. They are completely intolerable for the vast majority of countries on the globe," he said inside opening remarks.\u003c/p>\u003cp>"The tandem of Moscow accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Beijing plays a answer small portion inside ensuring worldwide accompanied by every one one other accompanied by geographical stability," Putin said. "We jointly stand for forming a just, democratic accompanied by every one one other accompanied by multipolar world based on international rules with every one other accompanied by regulations accompanied by every one one other accompanied by the centre small portion of the United Nations, not rules invented by some who try to enforce them on others lacking explaining what they are."\u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>Xi was additional careful, saying that "in the face of changes inside the world, times accompanied by every one one other accompanied by history, China is willing to labour accompanied by Russia to reflect the duty of a greatest country, amuse oneself a leading small portion accompanied by every one one other accompanied by inject stability into a troubled accompanied by every one one other accompanied by interconnected world."\u003c/p>\u003cp>The gathering came following Russia was forced to pull spine its forces from large swaths of northeastern Ukraine last week amid a swift Ukrainian counteroffensive. Ukraine regaining jurisdiction of some Russian-occupied cities accompanied by every one one other accompanied by villages represented Moscow's largest setback since its forces had to retreat from areas near the earliest city early inside the war.\u003c/p>\u003cp>The SCO summit inside the of lengthy ago city of Samarkand is small part of Xi's earliest overseas trip since the begin of the coronavirus pandemic 2 1/2 years ago, underscoring Beijing's wish to assert itself while a geographical power.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Putin excessively met accompanied by Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, whose country is on track to fasten the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Raisi said Moscow accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Tehran were finalizing a greatest treaty that would convey their relations to a "strategic level." \u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>He accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Putin both criticized the U.S. at the begin of their meeting. Raisi accused the U.S. of breaching its obligations under Iran's nuclear deal accompanied by world powers. Putin gibed American officials, saying "They are masters of their word -- they inside attendance accompanied by it accompanied by every one one other accompanied by at that hour dated lay clasp of it spine whenever they want."\u003c/p>\u003cp>The Russian leader excessively met accompanied by Central Asian leaders accompanied by every one one other accompanied by planned a gathering accompanied by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday.\u003c/p>\u003cp>There was no indeed indeed sign whether Modi would meet Xi. Relations inside the centre of India accompanied by every one one other accompanied by China are strained due to clashes inside the centre of the countries' soldiers from a border debate involving a faraway area of the Himalayas.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Putin excessively is scheduled for a one-on-one gathering accompanied by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accompanied by every one one other accompanied by President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan. Turkey accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Azerbaijan have the status of "dialogue partners" accompanied by the SCO.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Earlier this week, Azerbaijan accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Armenia engaged inside cross-border shelling that killed 176 troops on both sides, the most solemn hostilities inside almost place of set of two years inside the centre of the decades-long adversaries. The fighting has place Moscow, which has tried to convey on accompanied by near ties accompanied by both countries, inside a precarious position.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Putin's gathering accompanied by Erdogan will exist closely watched for their statements on Ukraine accompanied by every one one other accompanied by a July deal brokered by Turkey accompanied by every one one other accompanied by the U.N. to understandable the way for exports of cereal accompanied by every one one other accompanied by other agricultural products that were stuck at Ukraine's Black Sea ports following the invasion.\u003c/p>\u003cp>The Chinese leader is promoting a "Global Security Initiative" announced inside April following the \u003ca href=\"https://apnews.com/article/nato-shinzo-abe-japan-india-australia-c579b7eb5ea53fb8cc50097de85e6b14\">formation of the Quad\u003c/a> by the U.S., Japan, Australia accompanied by every one one other accompanied by India inside response to Beijing's additional assertive overseas policy. Xi has specified few details, nevertheless U.S. officials objection it echoes Russian arguments inside support of Moscow's actions inside Ukraine.\u003c/p>\u003cp>The neighbourhood is small part of China's multibillion-dollar Belt accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Road Initiative to expand commerce by building ports, railways accompanied by every one one other accompanied by other infrastructure across an arc of dozens of countries from the South Pacific into with every one other accompanied by not here of Asia to the Middle East, Europe accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Africa.\u003c/p>\u003cp>On Thursday, Xi met accompanied by President Sadyr Zhaparov of Kyrgyzstan accompanied by every one one other accompanied by said Beijing supports the "early operation" of a planned railway linking China, Kyrgyzstan accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Uzbekistan, the Chinese overseas management dividing said.\u003c/p>\u003cp>\u003ca 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It was awarded following Patrick Kpozo brought down Diogo Dalot.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Sancho place United 1-0 ahead inside the 17th following collecting a go from Christian Eriksen at the border of the area.\u003c/p>\u003cp>The game was moved from the tiny Sheriff Stadium inside its breakaway place of residence neighbourhood of Transnistria that borders Ukraine following UEFA blocked Sheriff from playing there this hour dated following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.\u003c/p>\u003cp>It took place inside the Moldovan capital, Chisinau, inside the center of the country, at the Zimbru Stadium.\u003c/p>\u003cp>In the same Group E, Real Sociedad needed replacement Alexander Sørloth's 80th-minute goal to hit Omonoia 2-1.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Alireza Jahanbakhsh scored twice for Feyenoord inside Group F to jump to a 4-0 following the earliest half. 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