So now we know that, in a well-lit and packed restaurant in Luhansk, a man can beat a woman for 20 minutes – punch her, yank her out of a booth by her arm and drag her along the floor by her hair – and nobody will do anything. Most men and women in the restaurant will just sit there, smoking and drinking.

These 14 minutes of video that came out last week revealed much that is wrong in Ukraine.

In the July 4 incident, Roman Landik – a 37-year-old Luhansk city council member and recently married son of a pro-presidential Party of Regions parliamentarian – is seen pummeling 20-year-old Maria Korshunova.

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