ITV News crew in eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk filmed an elderly lady with a Ukrainian flag being attacked by pro-Russian protesters after challenging their views.
She was rescued by the police, only to be attacked again when the pro-Russian protesters threw fireworks at her.
Eastern Ukraine's Babuchkas, older women who have worked hard to raise families, are said to be the real power in these parts of the world.
Ukranian military commander told ITV News the Russian men "have come to protect us. So why are their guns pointing towards our base?"
Fear is shaping events in Crimea, the multi-ethnic peninsula that finds itself at the heart of a tussle between great powers.