Zelensky slams Russian ‘beasts’ after video said to show Ukraine soldier’s beheading

The Times of Israel reports: “Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday denounced Russian ‘beasts’ after a video appeared to show the beheading of a Ukrainian prisoner, prompting international outrage.

The emergence of the footage, which AFP was unable to independently verify, sparked fury in Ukraine, with Kyiv saying Russia is ‘worse than ISIS’ — a reference to the Islamic State group.

The European Union pledged to hold war criminals to account, while a UN mission in Ukraine said it was ‘appalled.’

The UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine also pointed to another video that is spreading online, saying it ‘shows mutilated bodies of apparent Ukrainian POWs.’

Moscow and Kyiv have repeatedly accused each other of killing prisoners of war since Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine more than a year ago…”

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