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Thousands of Ukrainians still arbitrarily detained in Russia

At least 5,000 Ukrainian civilians are thought to be languishing in prisons in Russia. Many were arbitrarily detained in Ukraine and forcibly deported when Russian forces swept towards Kyiv in the early days of the invasion. Now, almost a year later, their families are still desperate for news of their whereabouts. FRANCE 24's Andrew Hilliar, Elena Volochine, Olga Ivashchenko and Abdelkader Dermas report from the town of Dymer, some 30 kilometres north of the Ukrainian capital, with illustrations by Adel Gastel.


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