When Russian forces bombed a maternity clinic in the war-torn Ukrainian city of Mariupol on Wednesday, they first asserted the facility was a Ukrainian military outpost and, therefore, a target. fair spending in a senseless two-week war.
But on Thursday, the Russian Embassy in the United Kingdom sought to take it one step further, posting a photo of a woman who has become a poster child of atrocious behavior — a young, hairy woman. yellow, heavy in maternity pajamas, wrapped in a filthy blanket with blood running down her face.
The embassy tried to insinuate that the woman – who had identified as blogger Marianna Podgurskaya, according to one of the many photographers who have photographed her crawling out of the rubble and whose Instagram account is open @gixie_beauty documenting her pregnancy—is a crisis actor.
“She actually plays pregnant women in the pictures,” the Russian embassy tweeted, going on to say the first photo was taken by Evgeniy Maloletkaa freelance photographer and filmmaker who risked his life to document Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in the first place – and whom Russia considers a provocateur.
The embassy did not mention how many other photographers there were, including the Associated Press photographer Mstyslav Chernov, also photographed the injured blogger whose life was threatened in the attack that left three people dead. The Daily Beast has reached out to Podgurskaya for comment and it’s unclear how her month-end pregnancy unfolded following the attack.
Immediately, the darkest part of the internet conspiracy website suggested that a pregnant woman from Mariupol, who is online and is a popular blogger, will not be at the maternity hospital for the week. 39th of pregnancy. 4Chan and other deep sites also accept the fact that she is famous and well known as a reason why she can’t be in the midwifery department in her hometown.
“Yes, she’s pregnant, but of course she’s not there, she’s a local beauty blogger,” wrote one 4Chan poster.
Hours later, Twitter deleted the Russian Embassy’s tweets on Podgurskaya, telling the BBC that it was a “violation of the Twitter Rules, specifically our Hate Conduct and Insults policies regarding the denial of violent events.”
Unable to control the narrative of the increasingly hostile war, Russian diplomats are going to other extremes, including fighting journalists. The Russian Defense Ministry also ridiculously stated that the “so-called ‘air strike'” was a “fully staged provocation” to support the “anti-Russian fervor of the Western audience.”
And on the sidelines of a meeting in Turkey between Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, CNN reporter Jomana Karadsheh had a heated debate with Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova about what was reported. Reportedly filming the bombing scene. at the maternity clinic.
Karadsheh asked the spokeswoman if she would comment on the bombing and the documented evidence of pregnant women and injured children. Zakharova called it a “fake provocation” and tried to bring her phone with the edited video into the journalist’s view.
Karadsheh, who has covered Russian aggression on the ground from Syria for more than a decade, did not back down, refusing to watch the hypothetical footage and insisting that CNN journalists on The ground is the better source of news. Kakharova then went on, accusing Western journalists of “blindness” to accusations of Ukraine aggression over the past eight years.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/russia-says-injured-pregnant-woman-is-a-crisis-actor-shes-actually-a-pregnant-blogger?source=articles&via=rss Russia says the injured pregnant woman is a crisis actor. She is actually a pregnant Blogger.