Vladimir Putin’s “special military operation” in Ukraine received a boost on Wednesday as new data showed that Russians’ trust in television news dropped during the war, military in Donetsk were caught talking to their Russian commanders and a young pro-Kremlin group with connections to Putin himself denied his “disaster”.
“The fact that my country is involved in a military conflict makes me very sad. But what’s even sadder is that there are so many examples of an enthusiastic position [on the war]”St.Petersburg activist Rinat Yevstigneyev — who participated in Putin’s 2018 election campaign for the youth group “Generation Z” — told Rotonda Media on Wednesday.
“I honestly don’t know what to be happy about. Because people are dying [in Ukraine]? It’s a funeral, not a celebration. And everyone should do their best to save the lives of people on both sides so that this disaster can be ended as soon as possible,” he said.
The group, which is related to the Putin administration, has now changed its name to the “Global Generation” to avoid any connection to Putin’s war, where the “Z” symbol is often used as a cry. rally to justify aggression against Ukraine.
Even troops in the occupied Ukrainian territories in Donetsk were caught with similar opinions. One of them, identified by Ukrainian intelligence as a soldier based in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, confessed that the Russian soldiers there were so fed up that they began to ignore the orders of their commanders. .
Comparing his time in the military with his time in “prison” in what Ukraine’s Security Service says was a intercepted phone call, the man complained of “bullshit” coming to the extent that he said “we are in no hurry to obey orders now.”
“We are worried that they will keep us here for half a year. If only they said a specific date. Even if a person is in prison, they at least know their deadlines,” he said, adding that “everyone is in a low mood” there.
His comments come as a newly released survey suggests the Kremlin’s delusional narrative about its war in Ukraine may finally be broken for ordinary Russians who have watch an alternative reality show aired on state television.
GroupM, an international media investment firm, found that overall Russian confidence in TV news fell by a third in the months between March and April, while trust in information offered on Telegram and the social network increased, according to Kommersant.
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