Captured Ukrainians were suffocated to death by gas masks, castrated before being killed and savagely shocked in a homemade electric chair by barbaric Russian troops.
Evidence of the above war crimes has reportedly been found and shown in an online video taken after the Russians fled the newly-liberated Ukrainian city of Iyzum.
It was been claimed that "medieval" acts of torture were inflicted on "hundreds" of victims in dungeons at the then occupied city's police station.
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Mass graves were also discovered with Taras Berezovets, from the Ivan Bohun brigade of the Ukrainian army’s special forces, telling The Sun Online: "They tortured people with gas masks. We found two of them.
"In this torture, you put the gas mask over the head and close the holes so they can’t inhale – to suffocate people. This is cruelty from the Middle Ages like the Spanish Inquisition. We’ve been shocked by it."
Berezovets believes the torture methods bear all the hallmarks of the former Soviet Union's KGB secret service, for whom Vladimir Putin served as an officer.
"It's exactly what the KGB used for torture for many decades – suffocation along with electric shocks," he continued.
Berezovets said there were four floors of torture and interrogation rooms in the police station.
Hundreds of Ukrainian prisoners were also crammed 24 per squalid cell before being dragged out and tortured.
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Berezovets said he can be certain of the numbers because the Russians left behind very detailed documentation.
On how he felt about the gruesome discoveries, the Ukrainian soldier said: "When I looked in the cells I came across Ukrainian army uniforms so they kept prisoners of war and they tortured them in there.
"When you see it you feel hatred and you want revenge and to retaliate at any cost."
Following the exhumation of 450 mass graves in Izyum, investigators have reported that all of the bodies displayed signs of torture, including castration.
Yevheny Yenin, Ukraine's first deputy minister of internal affairs, said: "We continue to find bodies with signs of violent death.
"These include broken ribs and cracked skulls, men with bound hands, broken jaws, and severed genitalia."
Oleg Synehubov, governor of Kharkiv region, added: "The deceased were also found to have explosive, shrapnel and stab wounds."
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