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Reports of Russian Torture Emerge in Territory Reclaimed by Ukraine 

HeadlineSep 15, 2022

In Ukraine, more than 100 homes in the city of Kryvyi Rih were damaged by floodwaters after Russian missiles struck a dam Wednesday, causing a river to overflow its banks. Elsewhere, reports of torture are emerging in formerly Russian-occupied areas reclaimed by Ukraine’s military this month. One former prisoner told the BBC he was held by Russians for more than 40 days, tortured with electrocution and forced to hear the screams of other prisoners.

This comes amid growing signs of dissent in Russia. More than 30 Russian municipal deputies have signed a petition demanding the resignation of President Vladimir Putin. Meanwhile, some public officials are now calling Russia’s invasion a “war” instead of a “special military operation” — as the Kremlin demands. 

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