Baby boy, 1, raped to death by evil Russian soldiers, Ukraine claims

A one-year-old boy has been sickeningly raped by depraved Russian soldiers in Ukraine, according to official sources in Kyiv.

According to Ukraine's Ministry of Defence, a total of 10 incidents of rape were reported in the space of an hour on Friday, including eight child victims.

In a tweet the ministry wrote: "Today, in just one hour, 10 reports of rape by the [Russian] occupiers, including 8 children, were received from newly liberated villages in the Kharkiv region. Yesterday – 56 reports.

"Among the children: two 10-year-old boys and a 1-year-old boy who died of his injuries."

Ukrainian journalist Iryna Matviyishyn also alleged that Kremlin troops forced a mum to watch one of her nine-year-old triplets be raped.

Ms Matviyishyn added that a two-year-old girl was also assaulted by two soldiers and cited Ukraine’s Commissioner for Human Rights, Lyudmyla Denisova as the source of the allegations.

She added: "According to Denisova, Russians also raped two men aged 67 and 78.

“And, reportedly, the Commissioner's Psychological Assistance Line receives calls about such war crimes every day now.

"This is a very small part of territory that was liberated from Russians, compared to those towns, villages and cities that are still under the occupation.

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"We can only imagine the number of such atrocities in Kherson, Melitopol, Mariupol, Berdyansk, and others."

Activists from Human Rights Watch claimed earlier this week that rape is part of a Russian strategy to instil further fear in Ukrainian citizens.

Cruel Russian troops also gunned down a teen playing football and held hundreds of people – including babies – hostage underground in the brutal early days of the invasion, a new report has revealed.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) accused the Kremlin’s troops of an “abhorrent and cruel” campaign against civilians in late February to early March.

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Researchers from the humanitarian group visited 17 villages and small towns in Kyiv and Chernihiv regions and discovered 22 executions, six disappearances and seven cases of torture.

Among the war crimes uncovered from talking to survivors, they found Dmytro Solovei, 14, was shot dead as he kicked a ball about on a playground in the village of Nova Basan.

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His older brother was killed as he attempted to retrieve Dmytro’s body.

Shockingly, in Yahidne, survivors said Russian soldiers held more than 350 people hostage in a school basement for a month, with 70 of the captives children. Five were babies.

The captives had little air or room to even lay down and were forced to use buckets if they needed the toilet.

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