Scandal over police officer highlights officials’ alleged links to separatists

A screenshot from video footage featuring a person resembling police officer Yury Goluban among Russian-backed separatist fighters.

More evidence has emerged that a Ukrainian police official had links to Russian-backed separatists, triggering a public outcry.

Several videos published over the past week show a person who resembles Yury Goluban, the commander of a special forces unit at the National Police’s Donetsk Oblast branch, in the company of Kremlin-backed fighters.

The case is the latest in a string of allegations that incumbent top officials have links to Russian-backed separatists.

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