A central figure in the pro-European Ukrainian protests recently recounted his horrific experience at the hands of suspected government agents, including the horrific injuries he sustained after being detained by pro-government forces.
The description of Dmytro Bulatov injuries sound more like something out of Game of Thrones than the actions of a nation seeking to build closer ties with its European neighbors.
“I was crucified,” Bulatov told a local TV station. “All my body is covered in blood. I didn’t even see them because they kept my eyes blindfolded. They had Russian accents. I couldn’t even see because all the time I was in darkness.”
His hands have puncture wounds in keeping with his claims. The left side of his face was horrifically slashed into tatters and his right ear was mutilated.
Bulatov disappeared 9 days ago after leaving his home to meet someone. At the time, it was suspected that the father of three had been kidnapped. There had been a steady rise in protesters being targeted by government agents as Kiev engaged in almost medieval conflict.