Russian TV commentators have gone postal over the sinking of the Kremlin's cruiser-type flagship "Moskva" — a devastating blow to the invaders' morale.
With Moskva allegedly destroyed by Ukrainian-made Neptune anti-ship cruise missiles and ploughing the Black Sea bed, Russian TV pundits cry vengeance, calling for retaliatory bombings of Kyiv and destroying Ukraine's railways so as to make it impossible for any world leaders to visit in the future.
Viewers of the state-owned Russia-1 TV channel heard a pundit calling the sinking of Moskva a cause for war, saying that with the ship's destruction, the “special military operation” – the Kremlin’s favourite bon mot used to justify its invasion of Ukraine – had ended and that a regular war against Ukraine should follow.
“Our motherland was attacked… the flagship Moscow is an absolute cause for war. There has to be a response,” the commentator said.
For her part, the show’s anchor Olga Skabeyeva claimed that “Russia’s special operation has already turned into what can easily be called World War III,” adding that Russia was “fighting against NATO infrastructure… against the US. [All around the clock] they are supplying weapons via the railways, through Poland.”
“We should seriously think about destroying the railway junctions,” she said, noting that world leaders were descending on Kyiv to show support to Ukraine.
“We should bomb Kyiv, then they won’t come,” the pundit replied pointing his finger at video footage showing the Presidents of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia recently visiting Kyiv.
Kyiv sank 'Moscow' and the Russians are furious. In response to the sinking of the warship 'Moskva,' state TV pundits and hosts propose bombing Kyiv, destroying Ukraine's railways and making it impossible for any world leaders to visit in the future. pic.twitter.com/OekII2fbPe— Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews) April 15, 2022
Russian warship “Moskva” sank in the Black Sea on Thursday. While the Ukrainian military says this had been a result of an attack with Ukrainian-made Neptune anti-ship cruise missiles, the Kremlin claims a fire broke out onboard.
More genocidal talk on Russian state TV: pundit agrees that Putin's goal is to erase the very idea of being a Ukrainian. He finds even the name, "Ukrainians," to be an insult and sees no reason for that entire nation or nationality to exist outside of "Russian" identity. pic.twitter.com/ev0qWQV2Zf— Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews) April 15, 2022