ONE of Putin’s troopers has reportedly been arrested in Ukraine after a horrifying video of a child being raped was shared on-line.
The soldier, believed to be simply 24, is alleged to have filmed himself abusing the newborn earlier than sending the sickening footage to a Russian comrade.
Alexei Bychkov was detained in Russia on Saturday after the vile clip emerged on social media over the weekend.
The day earlier than, a risk about Bychkov was revealed on Twitter detailing the horror abuse.
Within the footage, he’s reported to say he’s recording a “fierce video” earlier than assaulting the newborn.
It isn’t recognized precisely when and the place the footage was filmed.
Bychkov can be alleged to have shared different movies of despicable youngster abuse with mates and colleagues.
Details about Bychkov was later revealed on-line on the Russian-language social media app VKontakte.
He’s mentioned to have been born in 1997 close to Stavropol in southwestern Russia and lives in close by Krasnodar, not removed from Russian-occupied Crimea.
Based on Russian sources, he serves in army unit No. 64044 primarily based within the suburbs of Pskov, western Russia, near the border with Estonia.
If the video is verified, it could be the newest warfare crime allegedly carried out by Russian troopers.
On April 8, Ukraine’s Parliamentary Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmila Denisova mentioned Russian troopers had kidnapped greater than 120,000 Ukrainian kids.
A few of them have been reportedly raped, and 1000’s have allegedly been smuggled over the Russian border.
Denisova mentioned that Russian troops raped an 11-year-old boy within the city of Bucha, whereas 5 troopers additionally sexually assaulted a 14-year-old lady, who had change into pregnant.
The identical day, Ukrainian official Oleksandr Vilkul claimed Putin’s forces raped a 16-year-old lady and an aged girl, 78, of their newest acts of barbarism.
“There may be information that makes my blood run chilly in my veins,” mentioned Vilkul, the pinnacle of the army administration of Kryvyi Rih, in a video posted on Fb.
“Whereas rebuilding a peaceable life within the villages liberated within the Kherson area, a process we’re at present engaged on, we’re confronted with increasingly horror tales.
“For instance, the rape of a 16-year-old pregnant lady and a 78-year-old grandmother in one of many villages in direction of Ingulets.”
Russia has additionally been blamed for a devastating missile assault on a prepare station in Kramatorsk within the Donetsk area, japanese Ukraine, on Friday.
At the very least 52 individuals have been killed and as much as 300 injured, together with scores of ladies and kids, in one of many worst particular person assaults of the warfare to this point.
Talking on the Sunday Morning programme on the BBC with Sophie Raworth, Pascal Hundt from the Ukraine Pink Cross mentioned: “You possibly can think about the extent of despair for these individuals.
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