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Posted on 03/21/2014 5:31:35 AM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com
Andrew Shchekun : it was hard to survive ...
by Alex Kozakiewicz
Simferopol - On Thursday, it was reported that the self-proclaimed Crimean authorities after the ultimatum official Kyiv released eight hostages, among whom was the chairman of the Crimean Ukrainian Rada of the Crimean Yevromaydanu coordinator ANDREW SHCHEKUN. He has gone in the morning on March 10. At the head of the Board of Trustees Ukrainian grammar school in Simferopol Ukrainian Anatoliy Kowalski activist kidnapped in Simferopol railway station representatives ' self Aksenov . " When phoned Andrew Shchekun, he was still in Kherson hospital, but was about to Kyiv , where he was waiting for his wife.
-I asked, how is everyone feeling?
Shchekun - Few are weak. Once an operation , pulled out of the hands of two balls - " samooborontsi " shot of my " travmata." Glad that Ukraine is already free, stick. Just sad for the Crimea, so that it passed .
- Have you talked with the family ?
Shchekun - Yes, once turned on immediately Chongar zalelefonuvav wife. Ludmila drove our three children to Lviv and is waiting for me in Kiev.
- Andrew , I know that was hard ... Beaten , tortured , electricity was connected , thrashed on the back. Vypytuvaly or associated with "the right sector ," who finance who directs?
Shchekun - "Surviving horrific times this , God forbid , someone is living through. Beaten , tortured , electricity was connected , thrashed on the back. Vypytuvaly or associated with "the right sector ," who is funding who run ... In fact all survived , willpower enough. In addition, some mocked guards fired into the hands and feet of airguns. Not allowed to eat and drink occasionally . It was very , very difficult. But there were people who got it worse . They brought maysche every night , every morning. One of the guys ear cut off . And it all came to nothing involved , although it took for the " Right sector." Prostrilyly him both legs. The other guy even more humiliated because learned from the pictures on the internet that was in Kiev on Independence. I have some experience due to warning in the responses, once held morally and may therefore not as affected as these guys."
- Who are these people that kept you?
Shchekun - There was a contingent of selected special, in their minds a real information war , complete fool. There were all kinds of people : those crosses Underwear disrupted, others bought them, and bring us, when found out about it . And there were so-called " experts" to which we were guided us for questioning. This 100 percent non Crimeans are somehow different and talked and acted, it was evident professionally. Promised to cut the liver, similar terrible things said. It seems that they were Chechens. And all the rest , the guards - former soldiers who served in the army, navy Chornomoskomu. To look like it was Crimeans, they called themselves " the army of the Crimea."
"Samooborontsi" must be from samooborona "self-defense" so presumably "self-defense forces."
"Travmata" may be from the Greek traumata, "wounds."
I apologize. This is google translation of Radio Freedom/ Radio-Free Europe article. Please add any interpretation of idioms etc.
Shot from travmat- non-lethal type of gun. ie Rubber bullets
Glad to be in Ukraine, that I was released, holding on. Feeling bad about Crimea, that it was just given away
Zatelefonuvav - phoned. Once he was out of Changar, phoned his wife
Vypytuvaly - interrogated, if he was in the Right sector, who finances and directs him
Mayshe (typo: mayzhe, almost) - they brought somebody almost every day
One of the guys got his ear cutoff, he had nothing to do with anything but they took him for Right Sector. Shot both of his legs. Another man was tortured even worse because they found pictures of him on the Internet in Kiev on Maidan. ("Embarrassed him even more" - знущалися над ним, is a terrible translation. You could translate it like that is some cases, but given this context, "torture" or "abuse" is appropriate
People who took him: a "special" contingent, in their heads-complete information warfare, nonsense - ie. complete brainwash. It doesn't say so in the text, so it's my interpretation: those who interrogated him were there to fight nazi extremists intending to murder Russians, etc. the usual Putin line
There were all kinds of people there. Somebody grabbed crosses from prisoners, others bought and brought them back. Also there were "expert" interrogators who were brought in to question us. There's 100% certainty, those were not Crimeans. They spoke differently and acted with professionalism. Promised to cut out my liver, and do other horrible things. Maybe those were Chechens. Everybody else, the guards - former Crimean military men, from the Black Sea Fleet, now calling themselves "Crimean Army"
To be fair, there are similar reports coming from the Russian side as well.
Given my personal bias, I will not be commenting which side I believe more.