Ukraine condemns Russia's 'humiliating death' tweet after prison attack

Ukraine has labelled Russia a "terrorist state" after Moscow's UK embassy tweeted that Ukrainian Azov battalion soldiers deserved a "humiliating death" by hanging.

The embassy tweet came after more than 50 Ukrainian prisoners of war (POWs) held by Russia were killed - Azov soldiers reportedly among them.

They died in an attack on Olenivka prison in Russian-held eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine and Russia blame each other for Friday's attack in the Donetsk region.

Twitter acknowledged that the post from the Russian embassy violated the social media company's "rules about hateful conduct" - but added that it may be in the public interest to keep it accessible.

Besides the Ukrainian government, many other Twitter users voiced outrage at the tweet.

It comes as Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky issued a "mandatory evacuation" to all civilians still living in the region, warning of an intensification of fighting between Kyiv and Moscow's forces.

In a late night address, Mr Zelensky said "full support" will be offered to the hundreds of thousands of people still there.