The ambassador said that Kirby lost the dignity of an officer after the words about Russia
Ambassador Antonov called insulting the words of the Pentagon press secretary about Russia According to the Russian ambassador, the Pentagon press secretary stooped “to the level of insults.” He did not elaborate on what statements he made about Russia. John Kirby previously answered the question whether he thinks Vladimir Putin is reasonable =”Ambassador said that Kirby lost the dignity of an officer after the words about Russia” />
Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said that the statements of Pentagon spokesman John Kirby are unacceptable and offensive. The Embassy cites Antonov's words in Telegram.
“It is surprising that such provocative theses come from a former military man who is perfectly aware of the significance of the word,” — he said.
What kind of statements Kirby is talking about, the diplomat does not specify. According to him, the representative of the Pentagon “lost the dignity of an American officer, descending to public insults.” He shamed him for “sulling the honor of his uniform.” It seems that the US authorities are not interested in a ceasefire, the ambassador said. “The main thing for J. Kirby and his like” so that the American military-industrial complex will receive additional income by clearing its warehouses of obsolete weapons, — considers Antonov.
The Russian authorities, the diplomat noted, never allowed themselves to insult the American leadership. In his opinion, for the United States “has become the norm” base their judgments “on the obscene lies of the Ukrainian authorities,” while not wanting to notice the “countless crimes of the Kyiv regime.” “They push him to new atrocities. They continue to pump weapons into Ukraine»,— he added.
Kirby said at the briefing that he did not know what Russian President Vladimir Putin was “in his head” and called “weird” Russian statements about neo-Nazis in Ukraine, as well as that “the US is against Russia or the West is against Russia.”
American President Joe Biden last spring answered yes to a journalist's question whether he considered Putin a murderer. The Russian President, in response, recalled the children's proverb: “Whoever calls himself that, he is called that.” After the start of the military operation in Ukraine, Biden called his Russian colleague a “butcher”. The Kremlin considered the words of the American leader about Putin a personal insult. “It's hard to imagine a place for personal insult in the rhetoric of a political leader, and especially the political leader of the greatest country in the world” United States»,— then said the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov.
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On the morning of February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the start of a special military operation in Ukraine. He called its goals the protection of the population of Donbass, as well as demilitarization and “denazification”; neighboring state.
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