The 27-year-old Ukrainian paramedic Victoria Obidina, was detained and was forced by two middle-aged male interrogators to remove her clothes before taking front and back photos of her.
On May 5, the Russian military discovered Obidina in the wreckage of Mariupol, her birthplace. She had been huddling in a bunker at the Azovstal factory with dozens of other medical personnel and injured soldiers as they sought refuge from Russian shelling. This violates Article 13 of the Geneva Convention on the treatment of prisoners of war, which states that prisoners “must at all times be protected, particularly against acts of violence or intimidation and against insults and public curiosity,” according to the International Committee of the Red Cross. “I felt numb and just wanted it to be over.” She remarked,