The images of a naked Ukrainian prisoner in the snow, surrounded by police forces taunting him, have spread around the world. They show the brutality of the regime that the glorious activists of Maidan Square are trying to overthrow.

There is only one problem: at the end of the footage, Andrei Dubrovik can be spotted wearing a uniform. Yet, Mr. Dubrovik had left the Ministry of the Interior some time back to step in as security chief of the All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland" (Batkivshchyna) led by oligarch Yulia Tymoshenko.

According to Vremia, this propaganda film was created by television producer Andriy Kozhemyakin, who is also on Mrs. Tymochenko’s payroll [1].

Alizée Ville

[1« Пытки раздетого активиста – постановочное шоу оппозиции ? » by Екатерина Журавлева, January 31st 2014.