Russian troops accused of impaling Ukrainian prisoner's head on stick

Russian troops accused of impaling Ukrainian prisoner's head on stick

Russian forces have been accused of fresh atrocities after a picture emerged showing a severed head impaled on a stick. The photo was allegedly taken last month in the Russian-occupied town of Popasna in the Donbas. It shows a low-slung house with an unkempt garden. A sign on a wall says “21 Nagorna Street”. To one side of the garden is a stake with a decomposed head impaled on it. Behind it, on smaller stakes, are two severed hands. The picture is believed to have been taken in late July. The Ukrainian army retreated from Popasna in early May. In July Russian forces captured all of Luhansk province, including Popasna. "There is nothing human about Russians. We are fighting with non-humans,” said Serhiy Haidai, the Ukrainian governor of Luhansk which …
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