Anatoly Yegorov noted that the Russians tried in every possible way to blame Ukraine.
Russian invaders executed Ukrainian soldiers in Yelenovka by organizing a terrorist attack. They blew up land mines in the barracks where they kept the defenders of Ukraine.
“There was a land mine in the barracks. Two of them were. One in the barracks, the other under it. They wanted to imitate the first sighting. Then the second. It was an execution! They wanted to show that we hit our own. It was a barracks in the industrial zone. They officers, soldiers were taken out, there were artillerymen, mortarmen, tankers. Those against whom they sewed criminal cases, they did not take out. Part of the territory was cleared of machine tools, beds were placed very closely, “said Anatoly Yegorov, a fighter of the Azov assault brigade with the call sign ” Communist” in an interview with TSN.
According to him, the Russians first blew up the first landmine, and a few minutes later, and under the explosions, they began to hit the Russian “Grads” to simulate an attack from Ukraine.
“Then they started shouting that it was HIMARS. But if HIMARS had flown there, then nothing would have been left there at all,” the Ukrainian defender said.
Yegorov himself was in a barracks 150 meters from the site of the attack. He pointed out that the Russians forbade the provision of medical care to the wounded, because of which many prisoners of war died from blood loss.
“They were loaded into Kamaz vehicles like cattle. The wounded guys were taken without first aid to some hospital, like cattle, and our guys died there, too,” summed up the Azov fighter.
The terrorist attack in Yelenovka – what is known
On the night of July 29, 2022, an explosion occurred on the territory of a former penal colony in the occupied village of Yelenovka, Donetsk region. As a result of the tragedy, the building where the fighters from Azovstal were located was destroyed. More than 50 Ukrainian prisoners of war died then.
Russia immediately accused Ukraine of shelling the colony. At the same time, the Ukrainian side called the murder of our military in Yelenovka a Russian terrorist attack.
Moscow hides data on the dead and wounded, and also did not allow an independent commission to the site of the explosion. On January 5, 2023, UN Secretary General António Guterres disbanded the Yelenovka mission.
The Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada for Human Rights, Dmitry Lubinets, said that Ukraine did not receive the expected reaction from the international community to the murder of prisoners of war by Russians in Yelenovka.