RT Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan
The propagandist since the morning openly rejoices in social networks. Both in the Telegram channel and on Twitter, she publishes messages about the “response” that has arrived and calls the attack on the Crimean bridge a “red line”. In addition, Simonyan cites proverbs that, in her understanding, explain the morning strikes of Russia.
Simonyan also claims that for the entire time of her work for the Kremlin (from the age of 20) there was no situation when Vladimir Putin would not end up right.
Exactly a month ago, against the background of the Ukrainian counter-offensive in the Kharkov direction, Simonyan called for the unification of Russians and Ukrainians, and also reposted a message about the “great retreat of 1915”. She suddenly remembered the “general picture of the past”, when peoples celebrate Victory Day together, hold parades, and also learn Russian and Ukrainian. According to the propagandist, another option "is impossible in the historical perspective." Such rhetoric was quite sudden, since Simonyan supported the Russian invasion from the very beginning, and also talked about the capture of Ukraine “in two days” on Russian television.
Her husband, propagandist Tigran Keosayan, left an even stranger message on his Telegram channel, linking today's strikes to the recent appointment of Russian Army General Sergei Surovikin as commander of the Joint Group of Forces in Ukraine. His short and only comment of the day says that with the arrival of Surovikin, “a real golden autumn has come to Ukraine.”
RT propagandist Anton Krasovsky
Krasovsky, in addition to major messages saying: “To say that I am happy is to say nothing at all,” published a video in which he openly rejoices at the strikes on Kyiv. In the footage, Krasovsky is dancing on a balcony in Russian Army pajamas, and the propagandist is wearing a cap with the Z symbol used by Russian troops since the beginning of the invasion.
Recall that in July Krasovsky published a record of his trip to the east of Ukraine. Then the propagandist complained that "Vinnitsa is not enough."
“You thought that I was in the Crimea. But I was in Kherson and Kakhovka. I saw these crying people left homeless, having lost everything. Little Vinnytsia! Few! I hope the final decision will be made tomorrow. Real combat."
On the eve of his trip, on July 14, Vinnitsa was shelled by the Russian military: the blows fell on the House of Officers and on the neighboring house of life, which housed banks, a registry office and a medical center. On the evening of July 14, 23 dead were known, including three children. One of the girls was 4 years old, the other two children who died were six and seven years old. More than 100 people were injured and turned to hospitals for help. The Russian Ministry of Defense explained the missile attack on Vinnitsa by the fact that "Nazis" were allegedly based in the local House of Officers.
Deputy Head of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev
Medvedev, after the blows, announced that the first episode had been played, and warned that "there will be others." A single message has been published on his Telegram channel, in which, according to him, he expresses his “personal position”.
“I can't help but mention it now. The Ukrainian state in its current configuration with the Nazi political regime will pose a constant, direct and clear threat to Russia. Therefore, in addition to protecting our people and protecting the borders of the country, the goal of our future actions, in my opinion, should be the complete dismantling of the political regime of Ukraine.”
In August, Medvedev said that EU countries need to be prepared for "accidents" at local nuclear power plants (the message was published against the backdrop of mutual accusations between Russia and Ukraine in the shelling of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant).
Head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov
Kadyrov, on a Telegram channel with more than three million subscribers, said that President Volodymyr Zelensky had been warned about the strikes, and also called him a “loch.” The head of Chechnya claims that he is now 100% satisfied with the "special operation".
“Zelensky complains about arrivals in Kyiv and other cities. And how did you, sucker-Zelensky, think: you can, but others can’t? That is, for eight years it was possible to bomb civilians, destroy the infrastructure of the cities of the LDNR, cover a nuclear power plant with shells, blow up bridges, fire at important objects, but when it came to your head, suddenly it became impossible for anyone?
We warned you, Zelensky, that Russia hasn’t really started yet, so stop complaining like cheap stuff, but better, run before it arrives. Run, Zelensky, run, without looking back, towards the West. Now I am 100% satisfied with the CBO.”
Deputy Sergei Mironov
Sergei Mironov, head of the Just Russia-For Truth faction, also actively commented on the strikes. He stated that "you can't mess with terrorists" and urged "to fight, not to operate."
In addition, by the evening Mironov said that today there was a “light warning”.
“Today was a light warning to those who played too much and believed in themselves too much. I believed that it was possible to blow up our bridges, attack our cities, organize sabotage and terrorist attacks aimed at intimidating the citizens of Russia. Will not work. The answer will be cruel. Got it?"
Later, he published a screenshot from a briefing by Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov.
"Deputy head of the VGA" of the Kherson region Kirill Stremousov
The Russian-appointed “deputy head of the military-civilian administration” of the Kherson region, Kirill Stremousov, commented on the video of a Ukrainian girl running away from shelling. He published on Telegram footage in which the girl covers her head with her hands, while an explosion and the sound of breaking glass are heard in the background. Then an official supporting the Russian occupation asked on the video: “What is it, what is with the faces of the Ukronazis when they don’t understand Russian?”
He inserted footage of morning strikes on Kyiv into the video and stated that Russia was not striking back, but was starting to “talk like an adult to those who did not hear.” Stremousov also called the Ukrainians in the video "cattle" and added that "everything is just beginning." The official claims that the "cleansing" of Odessa, Nikolaev, Kyiv and the Dnieper is a matter of "a small amount of time."
“All those who groveled and prayed for Ukronazis and neo-fascism, you have made your choice. Now live the life of Donbass and Kherson region. Everyone who understands us, take care of yourself! Russians are coming".
Ksenia Sobchak posted on Instagram that “violence always breeds only violence,” and stated that a “response” from Moscow would have taken place anyway. In her message, she calls the strike on the Crimean bridge a "terrorist attack."
“I am not now evaluating proportionality or justification, I am only saying that the answer would have taken place in any case. And it was clear from the very beginning. Kyiv, like the whole world, understood this from the very first minute of the terrorist attack. To say that no one thought that there would be an answer is hypocrisy.”
Subscribers did not agree with her opinion, emphasizing that the Kremlin unleashed this war, and Ukraine "defends its territory from the imperialists."
After that, Sobchak urged subscribers to follow the news in her Telegram channels "Bloody Lady" and "Beware of the news." It was on the channel "Caution, the news" (albeit on YouTube) that Sobchak recently published an issue with the "advice" of a lawyer to go to the military registration and enlistment office when receiving a summons. Sobchak asked him how to act for a person who is called outside the categories voiced by the Ministry of Defense. The lawyer replied that he needed to come with a summons to the military registration and enlistment office and there, at the appropriate commission, they would decide what to do. However, The Insider has already reported on how Russians are indiscriminately mobilized with various diseases, in some cases this leads to the death of those mobilized.
Pro-Kremlin Telegram channels
A message appeared on the Readovka channel that today was "a long wait" and that strikes had begun to be delivered "on decision-making centers." The propagandists also mentioned a “postage stamp” installed in Kyiv, which depicts explosions on the Crimean bridge.
The pro-Kremlin channel urges Ukrainians to "calculate how much a harmless postage stamp with the Crimean bridge can cost."
At the same time, all posts are written as if according to one manual, in the Readovka message, as well as in the channel of Margarita Simonyan, “red lines” are mentioned, and the explosion on the Crimean bridge is called a “terrorist attack”, as in Sobchak’s publication.
“Everything is in the canons of international practice - a terrorist attack is always followed by a retaliation strike against the terrorists' lair. Yesterday, after Vladimir Putin's evening address regarding the terrorist attack on the Crimean bridge, it was obvious to us that this was nothing more than a statement of the fact that Zelensky nevertheless crossed the "red lines". And today, a new stage of life has begun for the Ukrainian terrorist state. In the center of Kyiv it is unsafe again, cruise missiles fly right into the center of the Ukrainian capital.”
The message then reiterates that “the red line has been crossed” and Zelenskiy’s office has been “warned for a long time.”
Another propaganda channel, Notes of Midshipman Ptichkin, posted a message calling to “beat the enemy back to the Stone Age,” and published photographs of Ukrainians with a stamp installed in Kiev with an explosion on the Crimean bridge. But the illustration on the stamp has been changed to a photo of morning explosions in Kyiv after Russian shelling.
In Fighterbomber channel on the day of the shooting a question was published about whether McDonald's is now working in Kiev, propagandists also "joking" that the Ukrainians "cynically fired at themselves."
“Khokhols are completely * banulsya. They cynically shoot at themselves all morning, and then, of course, they will say that we are to blame. Although Arestovich and all the other experts said that there were no missiles in Russia, and that all aircraft had been destroyed. Although, of course, I always forget about air conditioners, maybe they do. In a couple of hours, we will evaluate the objects on which they exploded, otherwise we are only being shown Klitschko's fucking bridge for some reason. CHP is more interesting.