NSDC: Terrorists enforce conscription, forced labor in Horlivka

Igor Bezler, professional Russian military intelligence officer and alleged war criminal. His armed group is alleged to have tortured and killed hundreds of Ukraine's soldiers and civilians (Image: Wikipedia)

Igor Bezler, professional Russian military intelligence officer and alleged war criminal. His armed group is alleged to have tortured and killed hundreds of Ukraine's soldiers and civilians (Image: Wikipedia) 

War in the Donbas

At a briefing in Kyiv, National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) spokesman Andriy Lysenko informed that in Horlivka DNR terrorists have enforced conscription on city’s residents. In the report, all local residents aged 20 to 60 are thus required to join so-called “self defense” squads, or perform forced labor.

Horlivka is currently under the control of Igor “Demon” Bezler, a Lieutenant Colonel of the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU).

Bezler is known particularly for his discipline, temper, and brutality. In an interview with the Guardian, Bezler openly admitted to executing hostages. “We question them and then shoot them on the spot. Why should we show any pity to them?” he said in one of his many altercations with journalists.

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