In Kakhovka, Russians released the journalist after 8 days of torture
Oleh Baturin, the journalist from the town Kakhovka of Kherson region who was held captive by the Russians for eight days, was released on March 20, 2022.
Oleh Baturin: On March 12, 2022, at 5 p.m., I was caught at the Kakhovka bus station. They beat me. They humiliated me. They threatened me. They said they would kill me.
Almost eight days. 187 hours of captivity. Virtually no food. Some days almost without water. Without soap or change of clothes. Without understanding where I am. But they knew clearly what for. They wanted to break, trample. To show what will happen to every journalist: you will be deprived. You will be killed.
For almost eight days I sat with my head tilted or covered. They were afraid I could see their faces.