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This is the shocking moment an escaped monkey brutally attacked a young Ukrainian war refugee, leaving her with "severe" injuries.
Paulina, two, is now in intensive care and fighting for her life after the attack in a village near Moscow.
The monkey had reportedly escaped from a private "pet zoo" owned by a millionaire next door to where she was.
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The toddler was on a stepladder next to a garden swimming pool, playing with other children, when the monkey scaled the fence and launched the vicious assault.
A horrifying video of the incident shows the other kids running away, fearing for their lives.
She screams as the monkey tears her off the ladder, biting and scratching and leaving her with serious lacerations to her arms and legs.
Her mum and dad are seen rushing over to save her but the primate wrests her away and continues the attack.
"The parents came running to the screams and with difficulty freed their daughter from the animal’s clutches," said one report.
The mum eventually manages to grab her daughter back, kicking the monkey and using her body to block it away.
It somehow evades the parents once more to have a final swipe at the girl before the video ends.
She reportedly lost serious amounts of blood.
The family were friends of the owner of the house in Terpigorievo, having fled there from Ukraine after Vladimir Putin launched his "special military operation" back in February.
The zoo next door – which houses an array of wild animals including wolves and elephants – is said to be owned by the wealthy wife of a prominent lawyer in Moscow.
The parents reported the horrific incident to police who have now launched a criminal investigation.
Since the war in Ukraine began, Putin's health issues have been brought into question with reports he has cancer
The Kremlin said today (July 21) that Putin was in good health, dismissing what it called false reports he was unwell.
"Everything is fine with his health," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in reply to a question at his daily briefing.
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