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Ukraine: Fears of detainee abuse as armed groups close in on Debaltseve

Headline Title:  Ukraine: Fears of detainee abuse as armed groups close in on Debaltseve 17 February 2015 Debaltseve’s possible capture by pro-Russian separatists must not result in widespread detainee abuse, Amnesty International urged amid reports that the Ukrainian military had partly lost control of the key railway hub town in eastern Ukraine.  Video has emerged this afternoon apparently showing dozens of Ukrainian soldiers surrendering to armed groups as they closed in on Debaltseve. According to media reports, between 4,000 and 8,000 Ukrainian troops may be encircled…

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