News website TSN reported Bulatov as saying he had been beaten and tortured and had his ear cut off by men with Russian accents before being dumped in the countryside near Boryspil, a Kyiv suburb. He was found in a village house after someone opened the door on which he was pounding, Channel 5 reported.
Batkivshchyna lawmaker Yuri Stets first posted on his Facebook
page at 8:30 p.m. that the 35-year-old activist was found, but provided few
details, including whether he was alive. Then 1+1 TV journalist Olha Kosholenko
at 10 p.m. posted a picture of Bulatov on her Facebook page, showing his face scarred
and badly beaten, and clothed in blood-soiled attire.
He is reportedly receiving medical treatment in a private medical clinic in Kyiv.