One of Putin’s soldiers has reportedly been arrested in Ukraine after a horrifying video of a baby being raped was shared online.
The soldier, who is believed to be just 24, reportedly filmed himself abusing the baby before sending the disgusting footage to another Russian.
About 120,000 Ukrainian children have been kidnapped since the war began[/caption]
Alexei Bychkov was arrested in Russia on Saturday after the heinous clip was shared on social media over the weekend.
The day before, a threat was posted about Bychkov on Twitter, detailing the horror abuse.
In the footage, he reportedly said he took “violent video” before attacking the baby.
When and where exactly the recordings were made is unclear.
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Bychkov is also said to have shared other videos of heinous child abuse with friends and colleagues.
Information about Bychkov was later published online on the Russian-language social media app VKontakte.
He was believed to have been born in 1997 near Stavropol in southwestern Russia and lives in the nearby city of Krasnodar, not far from Russian-occupied Crimea.
According to Russian sources, he serves in military unit No. 64044 in a suburb of Pskov in western Russia, near the border with Estonia.
If the video is true, it would be the latest war crime allegedly committed by Russian soldiers.
On April 8, Ukrainian Parliamentary Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmila Denisova said Russian soldiers had kidnapped more than 120,000 Ukrainian children.
Some of them are said to have been raped and thousands smuggled across the Russian border.
Denisova said Russian troops raped an 11-year-old boy in the city of Bucha, while five soldiers also sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl who became pregnant.
Boris Johnson met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv yesterday[/caption]
According to reports, Russian troops shifted their focus to the east[/caption]
On the same day, Ukrainian official Oleksandr Vilkul claimed that Putin’s forces raped a 16-year-old girl and a 78-year-old woman in their latest acts of barbarism.
“There is news that makes my blood run cold,” Vilkul, the head of Kryvyi Rih’s military administration, said in a video posted to Facebook.
“As we rebuild peaceful life in the liberated villages of the Kherson region, a task we are currently working on, we are confronted with more and more horror stories.
“For example, the rape of a pregnant 16-year-old girl and a 78-year-old grandmother in one of the villages towards Ingulets. »
Russia was also blamed for a devastating rocket attack on a train station in Kramatorsk in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region on Friday.
At least 52 people were killed and up to 300 injured, including dozens of women and children, in one of the worst single attacks of the war so far.
Pascal Hundt of the Ukrainian Red Cross said on the BBC Sunday morning show with Sophie Raworth: “You can imagine how desperate these people are.
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“They try to flee, wait for their train and are bombed. It’s really a dramatic situation. »
She continues: “People are even more scared and desperate, they don’t dare to take the train anymore, so they travel by car. »
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