War in Ukraine: Civilians in Balakliya share chilling stories of Russian atrocities


Ukraine’s recapture of the city of Kherson comes two months after another military success: the liberation of large parts of the northeastern Kharkiv region from Russian occupation. There was also a celebration when the local population greeted the soldiers with flowers, hugs and tears. But today, as winter approaches, people struggle to rebuild their cities and their lives. Evidence continues to emerge of the systematic torture of civilians detained by the Russian occupation forces. FRANCE 24’s Gulliver Cragg and Denys Denysov report from the town of Balakliya.

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