AP, the US based News agency, has aired a haunting report that includes footage of Ukrainian army units arresting, or some might say ‘hunting down’, civilians that have aired dissent towards Ukraine’s government or military.
In the footage below clipped from the AP report, a military unit takes a man away from his distraught family, with a woman, possibly the man’s wife, begging the soldiers not to hurt him.
In front of the film crew the Ukrainian soldiers say they will only apply the law of Ukraine, but there are widespread reports of dissenters being arrested, tortured and sometimes disappeared in Ukraine.
The report is from the City of Kharkov/Kharkiv in Northern Ukraine/West Russia, and which is mainly Russian speaking But which is currently under Ukrainian military control.
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