MECHA, Russia — Russian President Vladimir Putin has just released a video that he hopes will prove to the world that men are capable of raping women.
In the clip, the Russian leader is shown kissing a man while holding his hand above his head.
The video begins with a brief discussion of women and children and then moves into sexual violence.
In the video, Putin asks a man, who looks very much like the President, if he can touch him.
The man replies, “No, I’m not your daddy.”
Putin asks him again if he wants to touch him, and the man responds, “Yes, I do.”
Putin then puts his hand on the man’s crotch.
The man turns to Putin and says, “Don’t kiss me.”
The man says, “No, you can’t kiss us.”
Putin responds, “That’s why you’re a good guy.”
After the kiss, Putin tells the man, “I don’t need you anymore.”
Putin adds, “And if you want to kiss me, you’re going to have to go ahead and do it.”
The clip then ends with Putin telling the man he can’t “be your daddy” because men are “not capable of sexually assaulting” women.
The video has been widely condemned by critics, and is the first time the Russian President has addressed the issue of rape in the way he has.
It also has raised questions about the Putin administration’s handling of sexual violence in Russia.
In response to the video’s viral popularity, Putin tweeted that he was sorry for the man who had violated his “duty to protect” women and “was punished.”
The Russian leader has also offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man.
Russian women have also taken to Twitter to criticize Putin, saying that it was a “complete joke” that the man had violated Putin’s duty to protect women.
“If we see such behavior in other people, we should be very afraid of them,” the Russian Foreign Ministry tweeted.
In a separate statement, the Interior Ministry said that the actions of the “good” man were unacceptable and called for the removal of the video.
“The ministry of foreign affairs of Russia will continue to work closely with the relevant authorities to take the necessary measures to eradicate the criminal behavior of this man and bring him to justice,” the statement read.
The Interior Ministry also tweeted that “it is not only the Russian president but also the country’s people, especially its women, who are suffering from the consequences of this criminal behavior.”