The war in eastern Ukraine against Russian-backed separatists has dragged on for almost five years, taking the lives of more than 10,000 people and resulting in a million internally displaced refugees. It has also led to a deeply nationalistic and polarised country, where now another human tragedy is unfolding - a surge in hate crimes against one of the country's oldest ethnic minorities, the Roma. In this disturbing film for People & Power, Glenn Ellis and Viktoryia Kolchyna have been to investigate why the Roma, already among some of the poorest and most marginalised members of Ukrainian society, have become the targets of such virulent hatred.
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