Ukraine's Security Service says it found eight 'torture chambers' in the Donbas

The Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) identified the addresses of eight alleged torture chambers in the territory of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, as was reported by the head of the SSU, Vasyl Hrytsak, 112 Ukraine news channel reports.

Two torture chambers were found in the Luhansk region and six in the Donetsk region.

"The data was collected gradually. I cannot say, I don’t know how many addresses are still unknown to us. Because we, by defining the legal status and detaining a person, inform the lawyers, then the lawyers inform the families so they know where their relatives are being held captive. Everything is proceeding within the rule of law," Hrytsak said.

"The SSU is collecting evidence from former hostages regarding torture and abuse by terrorists and Russian servicemen," Hrytsak added. He stated that Ukraine now has information regarding the location of 57 hostages.

"Out of 3,082 people 1,484 civilians, 1,589 servicemen, law enforcement officials, and soldiers from voluntary battalions were found and released.” Hrytsak reported.

"According to our data, we know about 111 hostages, nine of which are in Russia and are alive today. We identified places where 57 people are detained, as long as they have not since been moved," Hrytsak informed.

  Ukraine, Donbas, Russia, POWs