The representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, at a briefing once again accused the US authorities of wanting to "kill as many Russians as possible" with the help of Ukraine. Such a statement, according to her, was allegedly made by someone from the "American political establishment."
Zakharova lied twice here: first, no one in the American political elite has ever uttered such a thing. A similar phrase in an interview with pro-Putin pranksters Vovan and Lexus, who pretended to be pilots of the Ukrainian army, was said by the 43rd US President George W. does not provide decisions in the White House. But even he did not speak about the “killing of Russians” in general, but only about the destruction of Russian troops on the battlefield.
“Your mission is to destroy as many Russian soldiers as possible,” Bush told Vovan and Lexus.
As for the calls to “kill Russians,” which, according to Zakharova, are “broadcast by Ukrainian ambassadors around the world,” this is a slight exaggeration: a similar phrase was said by one diplomat, Ukraine’s ambassador to Kazakhstan, Petr Vrublevsky. In an interview with Kazakh blogger Dias Kuzairov, he said:
“We try to kill as many of them as possible. The more Russians we kill now, the less our children will have to kill.”
After the quote was replicated by the pro-Kremlin media and the same Zakharova, the Kazakh authorities protested to Vrublevsky. Because of this statement, the Ukrainian ambassador lost his post, now he continues to fulfill his duties until a new person is appointed to his place.