Woman, 83, raped by Russian soldiers says she wishes they had killed her instead

An 83-year-old Ukrainian woman has said she was raped by a Russian soldier in her village and that she wished he had killed her instead.

Named only as Vera for her own protection, the woman told CBS news her savage assault had come at the hands of Putin’s forces shortly after occupying her village.

In a graphic and disturbing account, she described her treatment by the unnamed Russian soldier.

She said: "He grabbed me by the back of the neck.

“I started to choke, I couldn't breathe.

"I told the one who raped me, 'I'm old enough to be your mother. Would you let this happen to your mother?

“He made me shut up."

Vera’s husband, who suffers from serious medical problems was also in the house when she was assaulted and unable to intervene.

Following the assault, the man drank a bottle of vodka and left the house firing his gun into the air.

The savage attack has left Vera scarred as she told reporters she would rather have been “killed”.

Horrifically, it is not the only rape that has been reported in the unnamed village with a 16-year-old girl also reporting she had been sexually assaulted.

  • 'If we want peace, we should send troops' says expert after Putin's 'chemical attack'

The shocking incident comes a day after a top security and Intelligence expert told the Daily Star now could be the time to "send troops" into Ukraine following unconfirmed reports of Russia using "chemical weapons" in the besieged city of Mariupol..

Professor Anthony Glees said Russian leader Vladimir Putin was a new Hitler, says and that NATO needs to “call his bluff” in Ukraine to preserve peace in Europe.

“If we want peace in Europe, we must give Ukraine all the weapons it needs and if necessary send our troops to help.” he told the Daily Star.

“I’m convinced of the fact that it is only through our strength that we will repel Putin and that once he's lost, [Russia] will get rid of him, as they got rid of Khruschev. We need to call his bluff”.

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