One of Putin’s soldiers has reportedly been arrested in Ukraine after a horrifying video of a baby being raped was shared online.
The soldier, believed to be just 24, is said to have filmed himself abusing the baby before sending the sickening footage to a Russian comrade.
Alexei Bychkov was detained in Russia on Saturday after the vile clip emerged on social media over the weekend.
The day before, a threat about Bychkov was published on Twitter detailing the horror abuse.
In the footage, he is reported to say he is recording a “fierce video” before assaulting the baby.
It isn’t known exactly when and where the footage was filmed.
Bychkov is also alleged to have shared other videos of despicable child abuse with friends and colleagues.
Information about Bychkov was later published online on the Russian-language social media app VKontakte.
He is said to have been born in 1997 near Stavropol in southwestern Russia and lives in nearby Krasnodar, not far from Russian-occupied Crimea.
According to Russian sources, he serves in military unit No. 64044 based in the suburbs of Pskov, western Russia, close to the border with Estonia.
If the video is verified, it would be the latest war crime allegedly carried out by Russian soldiers.