In the town of Olenivka in Donetsk Oblast, Russian troops are holding about 3,000 people in the former penal colony. Residents of Mariupol and the surrounding area. Petro Andryushenko, an advisor to the mayor of Mariupol, said that they did not pass the Russian “candidacy” and are considered “unwise”.

“All those who did not pass the“ candidacy ”in the “filter camps” near Mariupol and are considered “unwise” are transferred to the former penal colony No. 52 in Olenivka, Donetsk Oblast,” wrote Andriyushenko in a comment to Telegram. website.

He explained that Olinevka was located in a part of Donetsk Oblast that had been under the control of pro-Russian separatists since 2014.

Prison rooms are overcrowded. Eyewitnesses say Today there are at least 3000 peoplemainly from Mariupol and the surrounding area, while The planned colony quota was 850 peopleAndryushenko added.

She spent two months with her son in Azowstal. “Whenever someone left, they sent us a mine.”

According to the mayor’s advisor, Mariupol, they are being held in Olinivka Relatives of the Ukrainian military, activists, journalists and people who “just raised suspicions”, for example, because of the national tattoo. Andryushenko added that “the minimum imprisonment is 36 days. The occupiers have allotted 36 days for the nomination procedure, so people are not imprisoned” officially “.

It was also mentioned that Prisoners cannot lie down because of the crowding in their cells, but they can only stand or sit. There is a shortage of water and food, and there are no walks You can go to the toilet once a day. They accompany everything Hours of interrogation, torture, threats and coercive cooperation– Andryushenko informed.

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He also reported, referring to witnesses, that it happens After the interrogation, the prisoners disappear. It is not clear what is happening to them. Witnesses believe that these people may end up in a heavier prison in Donetsk.