He said that the reason for detaining a peace-loving and sick woman is not understood. Like Hainik, many ordinary Ukrainians have been captured by Russian forces. Many of these people have been made prisoners of war, while they had no participation in the war. There are many people whose legal status is in limbo as they have neither been made prisoners of war nor have they been charged with any other charges. When Russian forces captured Hainik from the village of Volodimirivka, she was wearing only a sweatsuit and slippers.
Mother had nothing to do with the army
The village is still under the control of Russian forces. Kapatsyna said her family initially thought she would be home soon. Because the Russian army used to release people after keeping them in custody for two or three days. He said that the mother’s release was expected also because she had no military affiliation whatsoever. He said that when the mother did not return, a search was launched for her. Various Russian authorities and bodies in the Donetsk region said they did not apprehend him.
Sniper told sick woman
Kapatsyna said there was finally some clarity and a letter from the prosecutor’s office set up by Moscow in the Donetsk region said Hainik was in jail in another Russian-controlled town of Olenivka. Prison staff said that Hanik is a ‘sniper’. His family termed the allegation as baseless. Medical records reviewed by the AP confirmed that Henick suffers from seizures.
Torture is given in Russian prisons
Anna Vorosheva also spent 100 days in the same prison where Hainik is lodged. He recalled the humiliating, inhumane conditions of the prison, where there was no drinking water, where no one could sleep, and the sound of new inmates screaming and beating each day. There are many Ukrainian people who have been unjustly detained in prisons in Russia and no one knows whether they will return or not.