Russian Presidentto Vladimir PutinThe doll-like statue at an unidentified location in Ukraine has become the target of children’s anger.
What happened: A video circulating on Reddit shows a statue of Putin set up in a park becoming a subject of mockery and scorn among children in Ukraine. The statue is targeted by the children, who inflict several blows, punches and slaps on it.
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The video went viral on microblogging sites, with one Reddit user saying, “These kids pack a punch!”
“I imagine if you are Ukrainian and you see Putin, you too will suddenly give yourself a good blow. Imagine if they saw him in real life. Seismometers would detect earthquakes after these blows,” said one other user.
Earlier, a blood-red sculpture of Putin appeared in a playground in New York’s Central Park, which children also attacked. Children targeted the statue with toy guns and threw sand, while others inserted fingers into its ear.
Meanwhile, the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said his troops had attacked Russian positions all along the front. He also urged the European Union to ban all Russian state TV channels and “propagandists”, an apparent reference to state media employees.
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