A disturbing video showing Putin’s soldiers beheading a live Ukrainian prisoner of war with a knife has led Ukrainian officials to compare Russia to the Islamic State.
Brutal footage shows a masked man violently slashing the neck of a prisoner wearing a Ukrainian insignia who is trapped beneath him on the floor.
The victim is seen writhing on the forest floor, shouting “It hurts!” And stop!’ As his killer, who wore a white ribbon associated with Russian troops, slashed his arteries with a steel blade.
A voice from another Russian fighter appears to taunt the killer into decapitating the wounded man and breaking his spine.
“Send her to Kiev, *****,” said a grumpy voice. ‘cut it off, *****! Spinal fracture!
‘What, you never cut your head off, *****? Do it do it do it, *****!’
The video concludes with the executioner holding his severed, bloodied head to the camera as he is told to “pack it up and send it to the commander”.
Barbaric footage shows a masked man violently sawing the neck of a prisoner wearing a Ukrainian insignia trapped beneath him on the floor
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba compared Russia to ISIS after watching the video
President Volodymyr Zelensky has responded to the disgusting video clip that purports to show a Russian soldier beheading a captured Ukrainian prisoner of war with a knife
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said about the video: “A horrific video of Russian forces beheading a Ukrainian prisoner of war is circulating on the Internet.
“It is absurd that Russia, which is worse than ISIS, should assume the presidency of the (United Nations Security Council… Russian terrorists must be expelled from Ukraine and the United Nations and held accountable for their crimes.”
The militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria became famous for publishing videos of beheading captives when they took control of large swathes of those countries in the period from 2014-2017.
A visibly shaken Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky expressed his disgust at the brutal actions of Russian forces and called on world leaders to condemn this brutality.
In recorded remarks, the president said, “This video — the execution of a Ukrainian prisoner — the world must watch. This is a video of Russia as it is – what kind of creatures they are.
There are no people for them. Son, brother, husband – someone’s child.
He said the video showed the “new rule” that Putin’s Russia wanted to impose.
This is a life destroying habit. This is no accident. This is not an episode. There was something that happened in Busha.
‘Don’t expect it to be forgotten, time will pass. We will not forget anything. We will not forgive the murderers.
There will be legal liability for everything. Defeating terrorism is essential.
No one will understand if the leaders do not respond. Action required now! He finished.
Ukraine’s internal security agency, the Department of Internal Security, said it had opened an investigation into a suspected war crime on the video.
We will find these subhumans. If necessary, we will take them wherever they are: from under the ground or from the other world. They will certainly be punished for what they have done, Vasil Malyuk, the head of the SBU, stressed.
Meanwhile, Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, admitted the beheading clip was “horrific” but questioned whether it was real.
A voice from another Russian fighter taunts the killer by beheading the injured man and breaking the injured man’s spine in the horrific video.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the video was ‘terrible’ but pushed for verification of the clip’s authenticity
Oleg Tsaryov, a Ukrainian businessman and politician staunchly pro-Moscow, said it was a crime to behead a captive. I can’t find a definition of who is posting all this on the net’
“The footage of a soldier’s beheading is horrific and must be verified,” he said.
“There might be a reason to check where this happened, (and) by whom.”
First, it is necessary to check whether the snapshots are correct.
Of course it’s horrific footage.
First, it is necessary to check whether it is credible, and then, of course, there may be an opportunity to check whether it is true, where and from what side.
“I would say that first and foremost, in the fake world we live in, we need validation of this footage.”
The bizarre 90-second clip shows that the murder took place in a lush green forest, suggesting it was likely filmed last summer.
However, no other information was received about the circumstances of the killing.
Putin’s fighting force in Ukraine consists of men from multiple ethnic groups in the Urals, Siberia and the Russian Far East, as well as Russians.
A glance on the executioner’s face suggested that he had Asian features.
Oleg Tsaryov, a Ukrainian businessman and politician staunchly pro-Moscow, said it was a crime to behead a captive.
Filming it on camera is stupid.
I can’t find a definition for those who post all this on the net.
“All I know is that if there is no legal sanction for this, there will be no state.”