Ukrainian tank in the hands of pro-Russian activists
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Ukraine crisis: BBC witnesses "surrender" in Sloviansk

The BBC has filmed Ukrainian armoured vehicles, which the government says were seized by pro-Russian militants in the east.

The Ukrainian troops appear to have been disarmed before being fed by pro-Russian militants at a cafe in Sloviansk, and then put on a bus back to their home city of Dnipropetrovsk.

The incident comes a day after the military began an operation to remove pro-Russian protesters from public buildings across eastern Ukraine.

Gabriel Gatehouse reports from Sloviansk for BBC Newsnight.

  • 16 Apr 2014
  • From the section Europe
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