'We have to kill them': Russian mercenary holds up skull while bragging about slaughtering Ukrainians

'We have to kill them': Russian mercenary holds up skull while bragging about slaughtering Ukrainians
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An alleged Russian mercenary brandished a human skull as a prop during a recent speech in which he justified his participation in genocide against Ukraine's population.

The man was identified as "Igor Mangushev" by Ukrainian blogger Den Kazansky.

"He is from Moscow. The Russian authorities deny that the Russian army organized the massacre in Bucha. But the Russian military openly calls for massacres and takes pride in torturing and killing Ukrainians," Kazansky tweeted early Sunday morning along with a video of Mangushev's macabre performance.

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"We're alive, and this guy's already dead. Let him burn in Hell. He wasn't lucky. We'll make a goblet out of his skull," Mangushev boasted.

"We are not at war with people of blood and flesh. We are at war with the idea – with the idea of Ukraine as an anti-Russian state. There can be no peace. We must de-Ukrainize Ukraine. We must return our Russian lands. We are not at war with people. We are at war with the idea," he proclaimed.

"This is the tragedy of Ukrainian soldiers. We don't care how many; we have to kill them," Mangushev continued. "If we were at war with people, we could make peace with them. But we are at war with the idea, so all bearers of an idea must be killed. Like this guy, probably he did not want to lie near Azovstal."

A member of the audience asked for confirmation that the deceased was "definitely not a civilian."

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Mangushev maintained that "this is definitely not a civilian" and bragged that "we killed him ourselves."

The unidentified onlooker then pondered, mockingly, "did he understand what the 'Russian world' is?"

Mangushev replied that "I think he did."

Notable Twitter observers like Russian Media Monitor founder and Daily Beast columnist Julia Davis reacted with horror.

"Pay attention to those genocidal barbarians," she wrote. "They're telling on themselves."

Watch below or at this link.

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