In a spine-chilling video, an alleged Russian mercenary reportedly named Igor Mangushev gave a chilling performance on set, throwing into a deranged rant. The mercenary held the skull of a Ukrainian soldier killed near the Azovstal steel plant in Ukraine, according to Mr Mangushev. Ukrainian soldiers were captured by Russian forces after weeks of fighting and are expected to be put on trial in the Russian-backed Donetsk People’s Republic in eastern Ukraine.
Holding the skull of the Ukrainian soldier, Mr Mangushev started his unhinged diatribe by saying: “We’re alive and this guy’s already dead.
“Let him burn in hell.
“He wasn’t lucky. We’ll make a goblet out of his skull.”
The alleged Russian mercenary went on to explain the reason why Russian troops are been deployed to Ukraine.
“We are not at war with people of blood and flesh. We are at war with the idea, with the idea of Ukraine as an anti-Russian state.
“There can be no peace. We must de-Ukrainise Ukraine,” Mr Mangushev said, peddling Vladimir Putin’s war propaganda.
Before launching a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Vladimir Putin mentioned the expansion of NATO and the need to “de-nazify” Ukraine to justify the attack. Putin’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke of freeing Ukraine from oppression though President Volodymyr Zelensky was democratically elected.
The claims of Nazis and genocide in Ukraine are unfounded and are part of a narrative repeated by Russia for years.