Ukrainian Soldier Decapitation video – Russian Soldiers beheaded Ukraine Soldier
Zelenskiy urges world leaders to act over PoW beheading video, Footage appears to show Russian soldiers beheading Ukrainian prisoner of war, with another showing two beheaded servicemen
Volodymyr Zelenskiy has urged international leaders to act after a disturbing video emerged on Wednesday of Russian soldiers apparently beheading a Ukrainian prisoner of war lying on the ground.
Ukraine’s president said the world could not ignore the “evil” footage, which has not been verified by the Guardian.
How easily these beasts kill. We are not going to forget anything.
Neither are we going to forgive the murderers,” Zelenskiy said. “There will be legal responsibility for everything. The defeat of terror is necessary.”
The clip appears to show a member of the Russian army using a knife to cut the head off the soldier. It is unclear when or where the video was shot. It may have been filmed last summer, judging by the green foliage in the background.
The second video appears to show the beheaded corpses of two Ukrainian servicemen lying next to a destroyed military vehicle. A voice says: “They killed them. Someone came up to them. They came up to them and cut their heads off.”
In a video address on Wednesday, Zelenskiy said the apparent execution was part of a grim pattern, seen in Russian-occupied areas including Bucha, in the Kyiv region, where invading soldiers tortured and killed hundreds of civilians.