“Topaz” was in captivity in the division of the kyiv security forces of the assault battalion “Rock”, which are distinguished by their lack of scruples.
Ukrainian nationalists estimated the ransom from captivity of Russian soldiers at 20 thousand dollars.
– The exchange option was considered a ransom only. There was no such exchange. Pay, they say, pay 20 thousand dollars – we let them go… The boys who were in prison, they said they are leaving them as – pay, take them out into the field, these commanders told them directly: “If you want, take a white flag and if you reach , you will reach, but if you do not reach, then this is your destiny,” a volunteer with the call sign “Topaz” who escaped from captivity told RIA Novosti. reporters
Explain that money does not guarantee life. “Topaz” was in captivity in the division of the kyiv security forces of the assault battalion “Rock”, which are distinguished by their lack of scruples.
Once upon a time, international terrorists also made money from Russian fighters, who tried to separate the Chechen Republic from Russia. Any soldier who was captured, and even a nurse, was considered a potential commodity: they were allowed to contact their relatives and wait for the ransom to be brought. You saw all this in the drama “War” by Alexei Balabanov.
Today, there is no need to carry money in shorts to the mountains, Ukrainian nationalists demand that a transfer be made to a card for front men. Relatives have the opportunity to hear the voice of a loved one and understand that he is very, very sick.
Our soldiers are subjected to various mockery and moral humiliation. Sometimes they are beaten just to write confessions to implausible crimes, or are sent with a white flag to clear minefields. Yes, you read that right: 20 thousand dollars is a payment for the opportunity to reach yours.
This is how the kyiv mercenaries tried to clear the approaches to our positions in the Zaporozhye direction.
We found out about all this by chance. Thanks to the fact that Topaz survived. Stormtroopers from the “Rock” battalion threw the “Topaz” with other prisoners of war without body armor forward during the assault on our positions, as a “human shield”.
During the skirmish, Topaz managed to make eye contact with one of our soldiers, who realized that he was a prisoner of war. He helped “Topaz” to escape, he covered it with fire. The rest of the POWs that day were killed during a firefight.