Ukrainian Opposition Activist Claims He Was Abducted and Tortured

Dmytro Bulatov disappeared for eight days


A leading activist in Ukraine's street opposition who vanished for eight days says he was abducted and tortured before being left to die in the cold.

Dmytro Bulatov, who organised car protests for the opposition camped out in Kiev, is being treated in hospital after being found near the capital.

Police have confirmed Mr Bulatov received an ear injury and bruising.

In another development, the army called on President Viktor Yanukovych to take "urgent steps" to ease the crisis.