Russian troops taunt women by threatening to murder husbands & send heads in box
RUSSIAN soldiers taunted women fleeing the horror of bomb-blitzed Mariupol by threatening to murder their husbands and send them their heads in a box.
Some of the wives and girlfriends of the city’s heroic defenders escaped from the Azovstal “Alamo” on a UN and Red Cross mercy mission.
But they were stopped and ordered to strip at multiple checkpoints where Russian troops hurled abuse, one told news website Ukrainian Pravda.
Katia, who escaped with two children, said: “Women who had acquaintances serving in the Ukrainian military or the police were threatened.
“They were promised that they would be sent their husband’s head in a box.
“We were undressed, any scars and tattoos were checked, and women’s underpants were searched.”
Meanwhile, the besieged Azovstal steel plant’s last defenders appealed to their chain of command to get wounded comrades to safety.
Russian invaders were said to have breached the perimeter following a devastating air, land and sea bombardment.
The Kremlin denied it was an attempt to storm the plant, saying the bombings were to prevent the defenders moving to new positions.
Elsewhere, Ukraine troops launched counter attacks around Kharkiv and the city of Izyum where Russians are trying to build up forces.
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