According to a spokeswoman for Vladimir Putin, RUSSIA is the target of retaliation operations from European nations who are "unable to forgive" them for "humiliating" setbacks that occurred as far back as the seventeenth century.
Dmitry Kiselyov, a Russian propagandist and TV host who was appointed directly by Russian President Vladimir Putin as the head of Rossiya Segodnya, a state-controlled media organization, made a number of accusations on the Russia-1 TV channel, claiming to know the true causes of the conflict in Ukraine.
Speaking with unsettling certainty, the media director cited a number of conflicts between Europe and Russia that date back to 1709, arguing that the current conflict is actually a response to Russia's "humiliating" losses suffered by other European countries in the past, rather than retaliation for Putin's invasion of Ukraine in February of this year.
Western nations are still reluctant to forgive us for the setbacks they had during operations against Russia, according to Mr. Kiselyov.
"The Swedes are demanding that Russia be destroyed exactly because we humiliated Charles XII's troops at Poltava, and they will not forgive us for doing so.
"However, they lacked the will to attack Russia on their own, so they recruited some fools in Ukraine. Finish that slime off, they are admonishing.
"The French won't forgive us for Borodino, which was a tactical blunder for Napoleon's enormous army, a 600,000-man armada, in their fight against Russia.
Who didn't march with Napoleon, I wonder? Italians, Spanish, Poles, and even Swiss people did! In reality, Prussians, Austrians, Saxons, Bavarians, and Wurtembergers made up half of the troops in the huge army.
Dmitry Kiselyov, a Russian propagandist, asserted that Europe desired retaliation against Russia. (Photo: TWITTER)
Germans and other Europeans, according to Mr. Kiselyov, were still enraged by Russia's triumph at Stalingrad. (Photo: GETTY)
They are still unhappy today, he continued. They extend a handshake to the Ukrainian defense minister while while ordering him to "finish out the vermin for us."
The Germans might have added: "Finish off the filth for beating us at Stalingrad and Berlin because it did not work for us either," according to Arestovych and Reznikov, but they chose not to.
"Incidentally, hundreds of Italians and Romanians, in addition to Germans, participated in the Battle of Stalingrad. Berlin was also guarded by the SS division Nordland, which was made up of Danes, Dutch, and Norwegians, in addition to German units.
"And the French SS division Charlemagne defended the Reichstag itself."
In 2013, Mr. Kiselyov was selected by Vladimir Putin personally (Image: GETTY.
As long as there is violence, Zaporizhzhia remains a major crossing point for migrants (Image: GETTY )
As he listed the several wars that he says the conflict in Ukraine is actually founded upon, Mr. Kiselyov appeared emotionless.
His speech was unpleasant to see since it is a style that is frequently neglected in favor of combative, loud outbursts on the Russian channel.
However, social media users didn't seem to be persuaded by the media director's justifications. "Lol, most Britons haven't even heard of those conflicts," one Twitter user said.
A Swedish user also commented: "As a Swede, I don't resent Russia over Poltava 1709." For all it has done and continues to do, I despise Russia. That's actually how easy it is.
Russian soldiers have been instructed not to fire at Europe's largest nuclear power facility by Mr. Zelensky (Image: GETTY )
It occurs as Ukrainian troops describe intense Russian bombardment and efforts to advance on multiple towns in Donetsk's eastern sector, an area that has become a significant focus of the conflict's almost six-month duration. However, they claim to have resisted several of the attacks.
The Kherson region, which is mostly held by Russian forces but where Ukrainian soldiers are rapidly gaining ground, was specifically targeted by Russian bombardment, according to the General Staff of the Ukrainian armed forces.
Due to concerns over a disaster brought on by Russia's recent resumption of bombardment in southern Ukraine, much attention has been given to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear reactor.
The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station in southern Ukraine has received a lot of attention as people worry about a catastrophe following recent resumed shelling that Russia and Ukraine blame on one another.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for the creation of a demilitarized zone, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has warned Russian soldiers that they will be made a "special target" of Ukrainian forces if they fire at or use Europe's largest nuclear power station as a shooting base.
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