Terrorist attack in Olenivka: Russia published a list of dead prisoners of war. Ukraine has not yet received it

Anhelina Sheremet

The Ministry of Defense of Russia has published a list of Ukrainian prisoners of war who allegedly died as a result of a terrorist attack in a colony in the occupied Olenivka of Donetsk oblast.

The list includes 48 dead, the identities of two are being established, because they allegedly died on the way to the hospital. There are 73 names on the list of the wounded. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation claims that there were a total of 193 Ukrainian prisoners of war in the colony.

The patronage service of Azov has already stated that it cannot confirm or deny these lists, they are checked for authenticity. The service will inform each family separately of the names of the wounded and dead in Olenivka.

Dmytro Lubinets, the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council, said that he submitted a request for information on the lists of dead Ukrainian soldiers in Olenivka, but the Ombudsmanʼs Office has not received these lists yet. Lubinets also advised relatives of prisoners of war to contact the International Committee of the Red Cross to get information about the situation in Olenivka.

  • On the night of July 29, explosions rang out in the colony in the occupied city of Olenivka, Donetsk region, where the Russians kept Ukrainian prisoners of war. The Russians said that it was the UAF that was hit with HIMARS. However, the General Staff of Ukraine stated that the pre- trial detention center was shelled by the Russians themselves with artillery in order to accuse Ukraine of "war crimes" and to cover up torture of prisoners and executions. More than 40 Ukrainian prisoners of war were killed by shelling, 130 were injured.
  • The explosions took place on the territory of the industrial zone in a newly built building that was supposed to be specially equipped to hold prisoners who had been taken out of Azovstal. The building was completed on July 27, after which some of the captured Ukrainian defenders were transferred to it. The Security Service of Ukraine intercepted telephone conversations in which the occupiers confirm that Russian troops are responsible for the shelling of the pre-trial detention center. Ukrainian military intelligence said that the explosion was carried out by the mercenaries of "Wagner" on the instructions of the owner of "Wagner" — "Putinʼs cook" Yevgeny Prigozhin. They did not coordinate the organization and actual terrorist attack with the leadership of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.