Daniil Bezsonov, a senior Moscow proxy official in Russian-occupied Donetsk, then spoke about Ukrainians, saying: “The ones who’ve taken up arms and come to kill us, they’re enemies, simple as that! And those who are fighting with a gun or is persecuting our Russian people… There are different types of guns. Words are also guns in this situation.”
Another person in the studio then ominously asked the question: “Should enemies be eliminated or re-educated?”
To which Bezsonov replied: “Strictly eliminated. The enemy’s children can be re-educated, but the enemy himself must be eliminated.”
It’s the latest chilling message to emerge from Russian state TV as the conflict continues.
Russian forces are now “moving over their own corpses” as casualties mount following weeks of intense fighting in eastern Donetsk. The battlefield in salt mining town Soledar is covered with bodies as Ukrainian troops hold out their positions despite waves of Russian attacks.
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