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‘The Specialist’ Tortured Ukrainian Captives in Kherson

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by Serhiy Andrushko Schemes / RFE-RL

“They sat me down in a chair, chained me with handcuffs to the heating pipe, and began to torture me.”

A Ukrainian man, Serhiy Mak, says he was locked in the cellar of an office building for 25 days in Kherson, southern Ukraine, where he was tortured by a Russian man nicknamed “The Specialist.” Mak spoke to RFE/RL after Ukrainian forces liberated the city from Russian occupation.

The torture chamber

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