REUTERS

The DPR has begun disarming whole battalions which were not willing to make concessions to Kyiv in the format of the Minsk agreements. Many units have been outlawed, and the militants declared criminals, the report reads.

One of the main places where the prisoners are held in custody is a notorious SBU cellar.

One of the prisoners said that he and his cellmates had been tortured and mocked.

Mykola, commander of a Cossack division, was held in one of such "DPR" cellars. According to him, many fighters were held together with the Ukrainian military.

"We are prisoners of war. The fact that we've been captured by our comrades changes nothing. We are typical prisoners, like the Ukrainians. But there is a difference – Ukrainians were detained in accordance with the Geneva Conventions: they had appropriate food, they could call their homes, and they were allowed walks. We saw quite a different attitude," the militant said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on October 2,Paris hosted a meeting of leaders of Ukraine, France, Germany and Russia on the situation in Donbas.

Poroshenko said that the participants ruled out pseudo-elections on October 18 and November 1, agreeing that such elections should be held only according to the Ukrainian legislation.

In turn, French President Francois Hollande said, the parties agreed during the negotiations that a "separate law" should be enacted to hold elections in the so-called "DPR" and "LPR."