Zakharova: US preparing apocalyptic provocation in Ukraine
Maria Zakharova calls out the US for manipulating public opinion by laying down the information groundwork for false flag attacks.
Director of the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Maria Zakharova, warned that the US is preparing the public opinion and mobilizing it to accept that Russia is going to drop a nuclear bomb.
Zakharova had warned via her Telegram channel that three American publications had simultaneously speculated about how, when, and why Russia will drop a nuclear bomb. This, according to Zakharova, is the US laying down the information groundwork it needs to launch a large-scale provocation resulting in the launch of nuclear weapons. In her own words, the diplomat described the possible provocation as “an apocalyptic one”.
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This is not the first time Russia comments on the possibility of a false-flag provocation. In early March 2022, The Russian Defense Ministry warned, on various occasions, that the Ukrainian military and nationalist groups are planning grave provocations to blame Moscow. So far, the West has ignored Russia's concerns and warnings.
Russia has also released documents purporting to demonstrate that the United States was sponsoring biological weapons research in many Ukrainian institutions. American authorities have called Moscow's claims "disinformation", even though they have acknowledged the existence of the facilities, and the US administration has admitted to working with Ukraine to "consolidate and safeguard diseases and poisons of security importance."
Igor Kirillov, the head of the radiation, chemical, and biological defense of the Russian armed forces, reported that Russian forces found 30 biological laboratories in Ukraine, possibly used to develop biological weapons.
There are three main areas in which work in the labs is being carried out. According to the Pentagon, the labs monitor the biological situation in proposed areas for NATO deployment, collect and export strains of dangerous microorganisms to the United States, and conduct research work on potential agents of biological weapons specific to particular regions having natural foci and could be transmitted to humans, Kirillov noted.
Later in March, Washington and its allies accused Moscow of preparing to deploy chemical weapons in Ukraine, but Russia has denied the claims and suggested that Kiev may be organizing a "false flag" strike to put on Russia to elicit NATO intervention.
The United States had previously used the method of false-flags in Syria’s Douma. Later in April, it did the same thing by blaming Russians for the Bucha massacre. Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed reports of the discovery of hundreds of dead bodies of civilians in the town of Bucha outside the Ukrainian capital Kiev after the withdrawal of Russian troops.
Putin compared the accusations to those concerning the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria.
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Russia had tried to convene the UN Security Council on the provocations in Bucha, highlighting that the body refused Moscow's call for a session. "Moscow's second attempt to convene the UN Security Council [on Bucha] failed."
"Let me remind you that we demanded a meeting of the UN Security Council yesterday. Our British colleagues, who now chair the Security Council, refused to do this. Our attempt today was also unsuccessful," he told a press conference with the Arab League Contact Group on Ukraine in Moscow.
Zakharova said, on Thursday, that “it’s thoughts rather than words that are ascribed to Russia’s representatives” by Western news agencies.