Vladimir Putin, speaking alongside Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko during their joint press conference on Tuesday, called the situation in Ukraine “a tragedy”, without mentioning his direct responsibility for initiating The invasion. As always, the Russian state media is on the move, portraying the devastating consequences of Russia’s war of aggression as entirely Ukraine’s fault.
Russian casualties are rarely covered by the Kremlin-controlled media. Host Vladimir Soloviev said: “Everything is covered with corpses of Ukrainian soldiers, Evening with Vladimir Soloviev. There was no condemnation of the cost of human life due to their leader’s gratuitous war of aggression.
Instead, state media are appalled by a recently released shocking video in which an actress threatens Russian invaders with a certain death. Though they appeared undeterred by the carnage scenes in Bucha or Mariupol, or the bombings in peaceful Ukrainian cities, Kremlin propagandists were triggered by a fictional depiction to take revenge on an actor who played an occupier of Russia.
In the video, the actress – wearing an embroidered dress and hat of the Ukrainian national costume – threatens invading troops in retaliation for the deaths of war victims in Bucha, Irpin, Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odessa and Mariupol. She predicted they would never return home to Russia and performed a hand gesture pretending to slit a male actor’s throat with a sickle, off-camera.
The clip sent shockwaves through the airwaves of Russia.
“This video proves that Ukraine is the new ISIS,” Soloviev exclaims, ignoring the fact that ISIS videos graphically show actual killings, not just reenactments.
On Monday, Olga Kovipris, a member of the Federation Council Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Construction, told the newspaper Izvestia that the clip is “devil”. She stated that “Ukraine has become a toxic country” and added that “the video once again confirms the correctness of the special military operation carried out by Russia”. In an astonishing show of light, Kovipris used his response to Russia’s brutal invasion to justify starting the war.
Dmitry Polyansky, Russia’s First Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, used similar logic during a recent meeting of the UN Security Council. He argued that the video retroactively justifies Russia’s war. “It is sad that Ukraine has gone to the point of unbridled cruelty, to the point of blindly not falling behind radicalism and IS extremism. When you witness this, you only become more and more convinced of the necessity and irreplaceability of the special military operation carried out by Russia”, asserted Polyansky.
The clip was broadcast hauntingly by the state television program 60 minutes all on Monday. State TV presenter Evgeny Popov complained: “Animal cruelty is becoming the norm. He added: “Blind hatred is being fostered to incite ordinary people. The methods of ISIS fit perfectly into Ukrainian politics. Someone decided that this kind of bigotry would improve morale… There are far fewer people today who still don’t understand what ‘de-nazification’ stands for and why it’s needed. “
Indeed, Popov’s wife and co-host Olga Skabeeva ave described previously the process of “de-nazification” as liquidation can be done by beheading — or, as she puts it, “head slamming” — in another broadcast of the show. 60 minutes. She echoed the statement of State Duma member and Russian Nationalist Party Chairman Aleksey Zhuravlyov, who also said in a discussion of the same program that “denazization” should be carried out by means of shootings or beheadings. He was also on set Monday, expressing outrage at the video — but not at the actual violence taking place in Ukraine.
Despite the lust of state TV propagandists, the video’s Ukrainian star, Andrianna Kurylets, was immediately targeted for retaliation. “Simply unbelievable. They are looking for the producer of this crazy clip. People have lost their minds,” Popov said, adding that the producers “need to be punished” after claiming that the clip was sponsored by “Ukrainian organizations from New Jersey”.
“She is no longer a human.”
Popov announced that a criminal case had been opened against Kurylets in Russia. “She’s from Lviv, so we’ll have to march on Lviv… To find her, we’ll have to go to Lviv,” Popov said. Zhuravlyov beamed with excitement, adding: “It was the end of her.”
The state media expert was quick to claim that Kurylets, who closed his social media account, “should be scared. Now she will have to run around the planet to avoid being found… is she not a human anymore… Or does she think she won’t be responsible? She will, she definitely will. ”
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