"I felt like biological material," - Ukrhazvydobuvannia's former CEO on five tormenting years in captivity

Almost five years ago, Oleh Seminskyi, the then head of Ukraine's largest private gas producing company Ukrhazvydobuvannia, was abducted outside his house in Kyiv by a group of people. He was taken away from the city, put in a cell and severely beaten.

As reported by Censor.NET referring to TSN news show, the kidnappers mentioned the name of Ukrainian lawmaker Mykola Rudkovskyi and said Seminskyi owed him $200 million. They warned he would be killed if refused to transfer the amount. After three and a half years of search, neither relatives no investigators have found any trace of Seminskyi and all hopes were forsaken.

All this time, the former top executive has been held in inhumane conditions in a basement.

"I was ordered to stay lying down all the time. I could not even sit up because it was forbidden. As soon as I tried to sit up, they came and beat me. I was clearly ordered not to take off the mask, and I spent the most tough 1.5 years chained, lying with the mask over my head, in complete darkness, with 50 centimeters long hair and 10 centimeters long nails. I felt like some biological material," Seminskyi dwelt on his confinement.

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Following the Revolution of Dignity, some seasoned prosecutors took up the case, and after some time Seminskyi was found barely alive in a forest near a gas station.

The investigation has revealed Mykola Rudkovskyi's direct involvement in the crime, who owned the company on equal terms with another people's deputy Nestor Shufrych. Seminskyi became a victim of the conflict between two MPs fighting over profits.
Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n414857