Ukrainian militants tied up a man, locked him in a coffin and filmed him. Later, they themselves shared these shots, and local media on November 21 drew attention to this and began to disseminate information.
The video shows that the man’s hands are tied. In addition, it is wrapped with tape. The militants mock him and swear obscenities.
It is unknown who exactly this man is—a soldier or a civilian. He’s wearing a camouflage jacket, but the rest of his clothes are civilian.
In October, the captured deputy commander of the first separate battalion of the Marines of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), Major Nikolay Mishchenko, reported that the Ukrainian military were engaged in looting in Mariupol, posing as Russian soldiers using the symbols of the Armed Forces of Russia.
In September, Vyacheslav Starostin, a Russian soldier released from Ukrainian captivity, told Izvestia how the AFU servicemen mocked them. He said that Russians were kept in cheese basements, rarely fed and beaten.
On February 24, Russia launched a special operation to protect Donbass. The decision was made against the background of the aggravation of the situation in the region as a result of shelling by the Ukrainian military.