A LABOUR candidate faced a backlash after branding hero Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky a “fascist”.
Leftie Ziad Alsayed was accused of behaving like a Kremlin stooge after a wave of social media posts.
Mr Alsayed challenged a Labour supporter attacking Putin’s war crimes, saying: “stay away from bad propaganda”.
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer was last night under pressure to kick him out.
Alsayed is the party’s candidate at Baruc in the Vale of Glamorgan in next month’s council elections.
He boasted: “I feel strongly it is time for me to pay back some of what I owe to the town and vale, with all my huge life experience.”
A supporter of ex-leader Jeremy Corbyn, he described Sir Keir as “disgusting” last year.
And when Britain’s landmarks were bathed in blue and yellow light in solidarity with Ukraine in February, Alsayed said: “If you mean the Ukrainian people that’s ok, but not the fascist president.”
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Tory MP Alun Cairns said: “These comments could’ve come from the Kremlin’s propaganda arm.
“Keir Starmer should say whether this individual continues to enjoy Labour’s support.”
A Labour spokesman said: “The Party takes all complaints seriously. They are fully investigated and any appropriate action is taken.”
Alsayed was unavailable at his home in Barry.