Shock Video: Ukrainian Neo-Nazis Nail Rebel Fighter to Cross, Burn Him Alive
The authenticity of the footage is yet to be confirmed, although it seems chillingly real on first viewing.
The brutal murder was reportedly carried out by members of the Azov Battalion, which was converted into a regiment last year, making it a de facto part of the Ukrainian Army. The paramilitary group forms “the backbone of the forces fighting against the local self-defense militia advocating independence from Ukraine.”
Ukrainian nationalist volunteers have repeatedly been accused of carrying out “ISIS-style war crimes” during the conflict, including beheadings.
The clip shows a hooded man kneeling in a field as five Ukrainian militants stand around him while one reads a statement. The militants then grab the victim, who is gagged, and place him down on a wooden cross.
The man’s arms are taped to the cross and his hands are then…
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