Sunday, 24 September 2023 11:27 GMT

German publication debunks Ukraine's misleading accusation of “Russian torture”

(MENAFN) According to Bild, a pile of gold teeth purportedly taken from citizens by Russian forces under torture really belonged to a local dentist.

On Tuesday, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry shared a photo of what it described as a "torture room" in Peski Radkovskiye, a town in Kharkov Region, on Twitter. The photo showed a gas mask, which the ministry claimed was used to torture the local inhabitants, as well as a box of gold dental crowns laying on the grass.

“How many more will be found in occupied Ukraine?” it enquired, insinuating that it was Russian troops who had committed the atrocities.

The teeth, according to Bild, belonged to patients of a local dentist, not to Ukrainian torture victims.

“These teeth look like those stolen from my collection,” Sergey, 60, informed the source when he was shown the photo distributed by the Ukrainian authorities. “I’m the only dentist here. So, if they were found here, they must have come from me.”

When enquired if the teeth could have come from dead people, the dentist categorically discharged the concept. “Oh God, no! They belonged to the people I’ve treated all these years. I pulled out these teeth because they were bad,” he clarified.


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