The Russian Embassy In Canada Put Out A Statement On Ukraine & Twitter Is Just Incredulous
The statement compares the Western response to the invasion to Nazi propaganda.
The statement posted to Twitter on March 1 takes aim at the Western response, likening it to Nazism and accusing the West of "monstrous and inhuman provocations."
"We are witnessing an unprecedented wave of lives, fake news, distorted and fabricated facts aimed at discrediting our actions," the statement reads.
"Goebbels-style Western propaganda was predictable. It cannot be trusted. The public in Canada should understand that."
The embassy also denied that Russian forces were targeting civilian areas in Ukraine.
"Russia is not starting wars. Russia is ending them," the statement concludes.
The U.S. has repeatedly warned that Russia would use lies to justify its invasion of Ukraine and counter the Western response.
On Twitter, politicians and pundits leapt to condemn and make fun of the declaration.
Utter incompetence from our friends at the Russian Embassy. They do not understand that lies and propaganda don\u2019t work in a country that actually has a free press. We are not Russia where anyone who disagrees with #Putin is taken off the air.https://twitter.com/russianembassyc/status/1498816008756383744\u00a0\u2026— Anthony Housefather (@Anthony Housefather) 1646225509
"Utter incompetence from our friends at the Russian Embassy," Montreal MP Anthony Housefather wrote. "They do not understand that lies and propaganda don’t work in a country that actually has a free press."
I\u2019ve been on Twitter since July 2009 and this is easily the biggest load of shit I have ever read on this platform.https://twitter.com/russianembassyc/status/1498816008756383744\u00a0\u2026— Scott Moffatt (@Scott Moffatt) 1646192099
Ottawa City Councillor Scott Moffatt called the statement "the biggest load of shit" he has "ever read on this platform."
So so so many lies in this statement. It's a falsehood stuffed in a whopper wrapped in a falsehood and soaked in deceit.https://twitter.com/RussianEmbassyC/status/1498816008756383744\u00a0\u2026— Shachi Kurl (@Shachi Kurl) 1646184856
Angus Reid Institute President Shachi Kurl described it as "a falsehood stuffed in a whopper wrapped in a falsehood and soaked in deceit."
Honteux!\nLisez les mensonges propag\u00e9s par la Russie.\n\nLa Russie a envahi l\u2019Ukraine, a bombard\u00e9 et tu\u00e9 des civils et veut renverser un gouvernement d\u00e9mocratiquement \u00e9lu.pic.twitter.com/XUWqGepmB2— Jean-Marc Leger (@Jean-Marc Leger) 1646221307
"Shameful!" Jean-Marc Leger of the Leger polling firm said. "Russia invaded Ukraine, bombed and killed civilians and wants to overthrow a democratically elected government."
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