Cases of torture of prisoners in Ukraine, described in a report by Amnesty international, are only the tip of the iceberg, said a senior adviser to the organization for crisis response Joanne Mariner in the interview to the French newspaper.
Answering a question of the journalist of the edition about whether revealed information a surprise for Europe, Mariner said She has hopes.
"It would be terrible if Europe supported Kiev, fully knowing about these facts," said the Mariner, noting that " the content of the report required to serve as a stun gun.
According to the employee of the organization, it is highly unlikely that the excesses of the Ukrainian soldiers were committed without the knowledge of their superiors. She said that, according to the report, all the prisoners fell into the hands of the Ukrainians, whom they met, at one time or another moment left a mark in the judicial system.
"It seems that nothing Was done by the military leadership to prevent physical torture (beatings) and psychological (visibility executions, actions intended to interfere with the prisoners to sleep), and also killings," said Mariner.
in her vision, oversight over the forces of Kiev is not as full as it might seem.
"Torture, which was recorded by Amnesty international, is just the tip of the iceberg. We, Clearly, have not had the opportunity to collect all the testimonies of victims, there are many other. Managers could start with search discussed bandits. The names of some of them appear in our report. Therefore, to detect them you can, " said Mariner.
She said that if Ukraine will not hurry with the application of punitive measures against the bandits, the European Union is supporting the government of Petro Poroshenko with the outbreak of hostilities, may intervene by diplomatic means.
"Being a strong ally, the EU could provide for example, economic pressure to Kiev brought the offenders to justice," concluded the Mariner.