Anatoliy Sholudko fought on the Maidan. For his activities, he was kidnapped by ‘Titushky’ and tortured with the use of an electric chair, beaten, subjected to waterboarding and blackmailed by the kidnappers.
Sholudko, along with his wife and two children decided to flee to Poland, where the Open Dialogue Foundation assisted them in finding accommodation. The Foundation found an apartment near Warsaw for the Sholudkos, paid a deposit and rent for one month, and also bought a monthly city cards for the whole family; it also covered the costs of heating the apartment and provided the family with basic necessities such as clothing, bedding, shoes, and utensils. The family also needs psychological help, which is provided to them by Natalia Basko.