Russia has more and more defeats in the war in Ukraine. When a Russian war correspondent reported it, it was quickly stopped.
the essentials in a nutshell
- War correspondent says Russian military is making little progress in Ukraine.
- However, the presenter of Russian state television does not want to know anything about it.
- Quickly interrupts video switching.
This interview did not go according to plan: Russian state television presenter Olga Skabeyeva is directly connected to correspondent Dmitry Steshin from the frontline in the Ukrainian war. Skabeyeva actually wants to hear about the great achievements of the Russian army. But what the reporter is reporting does not fit at all with Vladimir Putin’s war propaganda.
“Are there places we can take in the near future?” asks the moderator. “Or are we currently counting our progress in meters and kilometers very slowly?”
In the war in Ukraine: “We are making three centimeters a day”
Steshin replied, quoting a sniper friend near Donetsk: “Every day we make three centimeters.” He adds, “No comment.”
You can see how the presenter took a deep breath. Apparently, he needs to compose himself briefly before quickly easing the video switching and saying goodbye to the penman. “Okay, thank you very much, Dmitry Steshin,” he says. Then the connection breaks and Skabeyeva turns to her guests in the studio.
Are you following the latest developments in the Ukrainian war?
The Ukrainian war is currently not going according to plan for Moscow. Ukraine has been conducting successful counter-offensives for weeks. On Wednesday, Russia announced its withdrawal from the important city of Kherson. However, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi thinks it unlikely that Putin will just give up on the region.
Thousands of soldiers are said to have already been killed.
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