Ukraine footballer, Oleksandr Zinchenko has alleged that Instagram deleted his story post saying he hopes Vladimir Putin suffers the ‘most painful suffering death’ after the Russian president launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
The Manchester City defender, on his Instagram story, posted a photo of Putin with the caption: ‘I hope you die the most painful suffering death, creature.’
The post has since been taken down and Zinchenko claims that Instagram has deleted his post in seemingly a move of censorship of the Ukraine international.
Russia have launched an all-out war on Ukraine with missiles and bombs, tanks rolling across the border from Belarus, troops parachuted down on eastern regions and explosions seen across the country after Putin gave the order for his forces to attack.
It came after Putin gave an extraordinary early-morning address to the Russian nation – delivered during a UN meeting aimed at avoiding war – in which he declared a ‘special military operation’ to ‘de-militarise’ and ‘de-Nazify’ Ukraine in what amounted to a outright declaration of war.
The Russian strongman also issued a chilling warning to any country thinking of coming to Ukraine’s aid, vowing ‘consequences greater than any you have faced in history’.