Graphic: Ukraine’s Azov Nazis shoot unarmed Russians in the legs


Videos showing Ukrainian Azov Nazis shooting Russian prisoners of war in the knees have hit the internet alongside a series of clips from the Ukrainian army calling the families and loved ones of deceased Russian soldiers in order to mock their deaths. The footage embedded below is graphic and viewer discretion is advised.

Russian commentators who have been tracking the war on Telegram suggested that provoking an equally brutal response from Russia could be the true motive behind the release of these videos. On one hand, the media in the West is unlikely to promote war crimes committed by the Ukrainians, but if Russia retaliates in kind, that will surely get a significant amount of airtime.