Three Femen activists and a photographer have been fined by a court in Ukraine after being detained and charged with hooliganism.
The four were later released but not before claiming to have been abducted and beaten up.
The group’s leader Anna Hutsol has also said she was assaulted blaming Ukrainian police:
“ We clearly realise that everything that has happened to us has been connected with Putin’s and the patriarch’s visit, because we constantly criticise their policies and we have attacked both of them several times.”
Both Russian President Vladimir Putin and the head of the Russian orthodox church are on separate visits to Ukraine. Kiev police have said the topless activists with signs written on their bodies were posing for the photographer on a street when they were arrested.