Russians launch fake news about "more than a million" dead Ukrainians, but again fail in language
Russians have launched another fake about Ukraine's losses in the war. This time, they uploaded a video with a figure allegedly voiced on Ukrainian television about the number of dead and missing soldiers: according to Russian propaganda, there are more than a million of them.
At the same time, the authors of the video again failed in their clumsy attempts to imitate Ukrainian-speaking Ukrainians. Anatoliy Shtefan, an officer of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, drew attention to the fake, which, despite its obvious shoddiness, is actively spreading online.
"Attention - fake, editing! This video is being massively distributed on social networks. Observe information hygiene," Stefan called, posting the above-mentioned "masterpiece" of Russian propaganda.
In the video, which is spreading online, a Ukrainian allegedly shoots a TV screen broadcasting a single telethon. On the screen is a moving tape with the inscription: "Ministry of Defense: During the full-scale war, 1,126,652 servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were killed and went missing".
At this point, attentive viewers should have questioned the "sensational information". At least because neither Ukrainian nor Western media reported on such statements by the Ministry of Defense. And the Russians got caught out on the wording itself: instead of the phrase "missing", they used a copy of the Russian "пропавшие без вести".
However, the Russians, with their self-confidence, decided to bring the fake to what they thought was perfection. They forced the "Ukrainian" allegedly filming the TV screen to speak Ukrainian.
They did not take into account the categorical inability of the "Russian-speaking jaw" to pronounce Ukrainian words in a way that would not expose its owner.
The "author" of the video, as conceived by the scriptwriters, calls for his "wife": "Ir, come here!". A woman's voice replies: "What do you want?".
"Look what they are writing! I'm trying to film it for the second time. More than a million of our people died. Come here! Look!" the "Ukrainian" says, and in response he hears an obscene comment from his "wife".
All of these remarks by "Ukrainians" who are "shocked" by the losses are as emotionless as possible for the situation they are playing.
However, such "trifles" did not prevent some Ukrainian publics from reposting the frankly shoddy product of the Russian IPSO. And even more so, they did not prevent Russian propaganda Z-channels from immediately spreading the figure drawn in the fake video as a proven fact.
"The Kyiv regime was obviously worried after the "setup" by the 1+1 TV channel, where the number of missing and killed Ukrainian soldiers was announced in a running line, using sneaky typos, as more than a million people, namely 1,126,652. The channel's management was immediately forced to apologize for the unplanned demoralization of the Ukrainian population by a call from Bankova Street. However, other details of the incident are unknown - whether it was done intentionally or accidentally," the propagandists noted.
And although it is very easy to find the answer to this question, given the ineptness of the execution of yet another Russian fake, the Russians have no time to do so: in the comments to this post, they are vigorously celebrating their latest "victory" without questioning what Russian propagandists feed them.
Earlier, Russian propaganda began to spread the "victorious" news about the alleged escape of a Ukrainian pilot, either with a Su-27 or even a Ka-52 helicopter (which Ukraine does not have) to Russia. However, the Main Directorate of Intelligence denied this Russian fake, calling it a belated reaction to the mass surrender and defection of Russian occupiers, including officers and pilots with equipment.
In addition, the Russians tried to dispel the fake about the shortage of medicines in Ukraine, as well as the fact that the Kraken special forces were allegedly mobilizing in Zakarpattia.