By Eugene Feldman, photojournalist for Novaya Gazeta
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
Today, Ukraine celebrated its Independence Day parade on Khreshchatyk Street in Kyiv: it was received by President Poroshenko. In the capital of Donbas, separatists who control part of the Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts [regions] held an exhibition of burned military equipment and a march [at bayonet point] of Ukrainian POWs [prisoners of war].
International conventions require warring parties not to humiliate the dignity of captured enemies.
All photos are by: Eugene Feldman, 2014 © Novaya Gazeta
The crowd shouted insults and threats and threw things, one photo from this next set may be taken as one of the POWs having been hit in the face by an onlooker. Only one brave “Slava Ukraini” [Glory to Ukraine!] was heard from the crowd. After the column of prisoners went by it was followed by a street sweeper spraying water.
This next set of photos of the same event are all: © RIA Novosti / Max Vetrov and Masha Ross, and were taken from Drugoi’s journal.
Video (in Russian), street cleaners visible at end: