Russian extremists appear to be harvesting the skulls of killed Ukrainian soldiers.
A veteran who has fought in Putin’s atrocious war against Ukraine and is also a Russian ultranationalist campaigner spoke at a public event.
He was flaunting a skull he claims belonged to one of the heroic defenders of the Azovstal steelworks in the Ukrainian coastal city of Mariupol.
Russia Plans Sham ‘Nazi’ Trails of Ukrainian Defenders
It remains unclear when exactly the skull video was made.
It shows 36-year-old pro-Putin ultranationalist, ex-soldier Igor Mangushev, as he addresses and takes questions from a Russian audience about how Ukraine has got to be destroyed.
Mangushev claims to have personally killed the Ukrainian soldier whose skull he is showing in the video during the Russian attacks on Azovstal in Mariupol.
The defenders of Mariupol managed to hold out for some three months before they were told to surrender by the Ukrainian command in hope that they could be swapped for Russian POWs in Ukrainian captivity.
Mariupol remains deep in Russian-controlled territory and is now expected to become the scene of Putin’s sham “Nazi” trials of its heroic defenders.
Russian mercenary Igor Mangushev (Bereg) made a performance with the skull of a Ukrainian soldier killed near Azovstal.
In his speech, Mangushev said that Russia is at war with the Ukrainian idea, so all Ukrainians must be killed.
Still think trading with Russia is a good idea? pic.twitter.com/qpnWS5JCeV
— Денис Казанський (@den_kazansky) August 28, 2022
Russian barbarian, Igor Mangushev, performed with the skull of a killed Ukrainian soldier.
The genocidal savage said Russia is war with the very idea of Ukraine and so all Ukrainians must be killed.
This is modern Russia.
— ArianaGic/АріянаҐіць (@GicAriana) August 28, 2022
Putin Ultranationalist Wants to Make Goblet Out of Ukrainian Defender’s Skull
At least one of the defenders of Mariupol appears to have had his skull removed and harvested for showcasing, fear-mongering, and/or other unknown purposes, as reported by The Daily Mail.
In the video, Mangushev speaks on a microphone and holds the skull in his right hand, flashing it around. He declares he and the people in the audience are alive, unlike the Ukrainian soldier whose skull he is holding. He then wishes the Ukrainian to “burn in hell.”
The Russian ultranationalist speaker then vows to have a goblet made out of the Ukrainian defender’s skull.
In his address, Mangushev claims to explain the reasons there could be no “reconciliation” with the Ukrainians and say Ukraine has to be “de-Ukrainianized” by Russia.
Holding the skull and waving it around, he argues Russia is not just fighting men of flesh and blood in Ukraine, but it is actually fighting ideas, and in particular, the idea that Ukraine can exist as an “anti-Russian state.”
Of course, accusations of “anti-Russian” sentiments and “Russophobia” is slapped by Putin and his propagandists on any other nation or person who does not wish to bow to Moscow’s will.
The only behavior the Russian empire has been deeming acceptable in its region for the past 200-300 years has been that of sheepish obedience. Anybody who doesn’t wish to be a slave to the Russians is immediately branded a “Russophobe.”
On his Telegram channel, he has been calling for genocide against the Ukrainians, the murder of Ukrainian adults, and the abduction of their children so they can be raised as “Russians.”
A video for those who say Ukraine must negotiate with Russia & give up territory.
Here’s Russian mercenary Igor Mangushev displaying the skull of a Ukrainian killed at Azovstal.
He says they’ll kill all Ukrainians who believe in a Ukrainian nation-state. pic.twitter.com/EmuQp1RERC
— Visegrád 24 (@visegrad24) August 28, 2022
Russia: A Russian mercenary shows a skull of Ukrainian soldier killed near Azovstal, Mariupol. Saying that Ukraine must be occupied as it is Russian land. And Ukrainians who don’t see themselves as Russian must be killed. #Russia #Ukraine #RussiaTerroristState 💀
— Herry (@HerryNapit) August 28, 2022
Today’s Russia is a death cult. This post tops it all. What a sick, deprived nation. Parading the skull of an Azov soldier? 😨🤬 https://t.co/jxcBs4XR8j
— Cecilie Holter (@CecilieHolter) August 28, 2022
These are the indicative estimates of Russia’s combat losses as of Aug. 28, according to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/3kqWoRizE1
— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) August 28, 2022