A Ukrainian doctor has been been put on Russia’s international wanted list after he gave “very strict orders to castrate” all Russian prisoners of war (POWs).
Gennadiy Druzenko, 49, who owns a war zone mobile hospital in Ukraine, told a Ukrainian TV interviewer that he has given the “strict order” to “castrate” them all.
Druzenko told Ukraine 24, “I have always been a great humanist and said that if a man is wounded, he is no longer an enemy but a patient.
“But now [I gave] very strict orders to castrate all [captured Russian] men, because they are cockroaches, not people.”
Druzenko set up the First Voluntary Mobile Hospital which deploys civilian doctors and nurses close to the separatist republics in eastern Ukraine.
He also told famous Russian TV host Yevgeny Kiselyov on the Ukraine-24 channel, “Believe, all doctors who saved the patients – Russians will die here.
“Die in large numbers.
“Those who [come here] will remember their nightmare on Ukrainian soil.
“Like the Germans remember Stalingrad.”
The Kremlin are now worried for their captured soldiers and the Russian Investigative Committee have now opened a criminal case into Druzenko orders.
If Druzenko is captured he will face trial under Russian law, Moscow has said castration is “contrary” to the “norms of medical ethics.”
The Russian Investigative Committee said, “The head of the Ukrainian Mobile Hospital project, Gennady Druzenko, called for violence against captured soldiers of the Russian Armed Forces live on a Ukrainian TV channel.
“He gave this instruction to the doctors of mobile hospitals.”
The head of the committee Alexander Bastrykin, who is a former university classmate of the Russian President Vladimir Putin, has started a criminal case over his “castration” orders, which is “contrary to the law and the norms of medical ethics.”
It is not know if Druzenko’s comments are just bravado to scare the Russian into a retreat, but if they were to castrate captured Russian soldiers this would be a war crime under the Geneva Convention Act.