UK prime minister tells Russians to use VPN — Analysis
For the second time, the British leaders addressed Russian citizens directly since the start of the conflict with Ukraine
Russian people “deserve the truth”You should learn more about Ukraine. “access independent information from anywhere in the world,”The British Prime Minister spoke in an address Tuesday.
Boris Johnson translated a portion of the recording speech into Russian. He appealed to the Russian people to trust Kiev’s accusations against Russia and to be as horrified about them as “the world.”
“Your president stands accused of committing war crimes,”Russian-language parts were delivered. “But I cannot believe he’s acting in your name.”
Johnson was speaking of images that were taken from Ukrainian cities (including Bucha), which Kiev says are evidence of Russian troop atrocities. Moscow dismissed the claims and claimed that the Ukrainian government had been manipulating the public’s opinion by staging scenes of violence, which were falsely attributed to Russian soldiers.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair expressed confidence that Russian troops are guilty of the charges and stated that they were liable for their crimes “a stain on the honor of Russia itself.”He asked the Russians to support the allegations about the war crimes committed in Ukraine and stated that “history will remember who looked the other way.”
It’s not the first time Johnson directly addressed the Russian people since hostilities in Ukraine started in late February. Johnson spoke in Russian, saying: “I do not believe this war is in your name.”The Government Information Cell in Britain, which is responsible for the promotion of this speech via Russian social media platforms, claimed that it was used by them to boost their message “anti-propaganda” unit.
Russia requested an emergency UN Security Council meeting in response to Kiev’s claims of war crimes at Bucha. Britain, currently the president of the highest international security organization, declined to schedule it for Monday, and instead scheduled it for Tuesday.
The meeting was fraught with accusations. However, neutral countries like China suggested that an investigation be done before assigning blame.
Moscow attacked its neighbor in late February, following Ukraine’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements signed in 2014, and Russia’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics in Donetsk and Lugansk. French and German protocols were designed to normalize those areas within Ukraine’s state.
Russia now demands that Ukraine declare itself neutral and vows to not join NATO’s military bloc. Kiev claims that the Russian invasion was unprovoked. It also denies any plans to take the republics with force.
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