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Military commissariat rejects accusations of beating draftee who attempted suicide, blames drug use

The military commissariat stated that drugs could have been the reason for the inappropriate behavior of the conscript
The military commissariat stated that drugs could have been the reason for the inappropriate behavior of the conscript

The Territorial Center for Recruitment and Social Protection of Zakarpattya Oblast responded to accusations of beating a local, Yevhen Khabarov, who allegedly tried to "commit suicide" afterward.

No force was used against the mobilized man, and the suicide attempt was called a possible consequence of "drug use," as a Gidazepam blister pack was found on him, which was missing five pills, representatives of the military commissariat said on Facebook on March 18.

"The scratches on the draftee’s face do not indicate physical abuse, Khabarov could have inflicted these wounds on himself for the purpose of simulation," the official statement on the matter reads.

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Khabarov was allegedly detained during an attempt to illegally cross the state border in Irshava district.

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"During the medical examination, Khabarov said that he did not trust this military medical commission, and he was transferred to the district military enlistment center in Khust," the commissariat said, urging the public not to manipulate this case.

He behaved insanely... He attempted suicide in the restroom of the security company of the Khust military enlistment center. The company's duty officer noticed that the draftee had not left the toilet for a long time, went into the restroom and noticed Khabarov unconscious on the floor, with traces of blood next to him... He had minor scratches on both forearms that could indicate a suicide attempt.”

On the other hand, Khabarov's relatives claim that he was kidnapped from a hotel in Vynohradiv, from where he was taken to the Vylok checkpoint on the border with Hungary, and was detained there, accused of trying to flee the country.

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