‘I thought I was going to die’: Abuses widespread in Ukraine


              Alesha Babenko, 27, left, Vitaliy Mysharskiy, 14, center, and family member Tanya Babii sit in the yard of the family house in the recently retaken village of Kyselivka, outskirts of Kherson, southern Ukraine, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. As violence escalates in Ukraine abuse has become widespread, according to the United Nations. In September Alesha Babenko and his 14-year-old nephew, Vitaliy Mysharskiy, were arrested by Russian soldiers who occupied their small village of Kyselivka, after taking photos of destroyed tanks and sending them to the Ukrainian army. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
            
              A picture of pupils dressed in traditional Ukrainian clothes hangs from a wall in the school of the recently retaken village of Kyselivka, outskirts of Kherson, southern Ukraine, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. As violence escalates in Ukraine abuse has become widespread, according to the United Nations. The situation is particularly concerning in the Kherson region where hundreds of villages, including the main city, were liberated from Russian occupation in early November, one of Ukraine’s biggest successes in the nearly 9-month-old war, dealing another stinging blow to the Kremlin. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
            
              The school hall in the recently retaken village of Kyselivka, outskirts of Kherson, southern Ukraine, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. As violence escalates in Ukraine abuse has become widespread, according to the United Nations. The situation is particularly concerning in the Kherson region where hundreds of villages, including the main city, were liberated from Russian occupation in early November, one of Ukraine’s biggest successes in the nearly 9-month-old war, dealing another stinging blow to the Kremlin. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
            
              An elderly woman burns branches in the recently retaken village of Kyselivka, outskirts of Kherson, southern Ukraine, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. As violence escalates in Ukraine abuse has become widespread, according to the United Nations. The situation is particularly concerning in the Kherson region where hundreds of villages, including the main city, were liberated from Russian occupation in early November, one of Ukraine’s biggest successes in the nearly 9-month-old war, dealing another stinging blow to the Kremlin. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
            
              Children play in a backyard in the recently liberated village of Kyselivka, outskirts of Kherson, southern Ukraine, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. As violence escalates in Ukraine abuse has become widespread, according to the United Nations. The situation is particularly concerning in the Kherson region where hundreds of villages, including the main city, were liberated from Russian occupation in early November, one of Ukraine’s biggest successes in the nearly 9-month-old war, dealing another stinging blow to the Kremlin. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
            
              Teacher Alla Protsenko, 53, reaches for a book by Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko, inside her home in the recently liberated village of Kyselivka, outskirts of Kherson, southern Ukraine, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Two months ago the godfather of Alla Protsenko’s son was taken from his home by Russian soldiers and hasn’t been seen since. Walking through the partially destroyed school where she used to teach before Russians turned it into an army base, Protsenko said she’s combed the country looking for him to no avail. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
            
              Vitaliy Mysharskiy, 14, left, and his grandmother Tanya Babii sit in the yard of the family house in the recently liberated village of Kyselivka, outskirts of Kherson, southern Ukraine, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. As violence escalates in Ukraine abuse has become widespread, according to the United Nations. In September Alesha Babenko and his 14-year-old nephew, Vitaliy Mysharskiy, were arrested by Russian soldiers who occupied their small village of Kyselivka, after taking photos of destroyed tanks and sending them to the Ukrainian army. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
‘I thought I was going to die’: Abuses widespread in Ukraine