Russia: TV pundit takes aim at female European leaders
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A Russian pundit exploded into a deranged rant over EU female leaders who he accused of fuelling up tensions with the Kremlin and being responsible for prolonging the war in Ukraine. He said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and other EU female leaders used to be socialists and embrace Russian communist ideology but were later corrupted by the capitalist system due to their political careers.
Igor Korotchenko told Russian state TV Russia1: “I think that whole generation of aggressive European women we’re seeing them everywhere.
“Ursula Von der Leyen is one of them, too. So is the Prime Minister of Estonia, the Prime Minister of Finland.
“Those German women, who among other things are in charge of the Defence Ministry, that impolite, uneducated, Russophobic, but pretty rudely behaving social group.
“It’s they who are the provocateurs and arsonists of the new war.”
Adding the German Foreign Secretary to the list, he said: “Annalena Baerbock, yes!
“Well, I’d just like to say a well-known German phrase: ‘Das is fantastisch! [This is fantastic]’.
“The level of stupidity and despite that, pretension to some kind of esclusivity is simply through the roof.
“That woman is from that series, that generation of housewives who were sitting somewhere in a European kitchen just like Liz Truss who flashed like a bright star in the British political firmament, earned herself an unprecedented pension, and 44 days later burned out.”
“It’s the same generation, I’d say, of aggressive European women who at the start of their career were almost socialists, preached some communist principles and fought for the environment and against American bases and American weaponry in Europe.
“Then, owing to the circumstances, they changes their political views.”
The Russian pundit’s rant comes as the European Parliament has designated Russia a state sponsor of terrorism. MEPs argued that its military strikes on Ukrainian civilian targets such as energy infrastructure, hospitals, schools and shelters violated international law.
European lawmakers voted in favour of a resolution calling Russia a state sponsor of terrorism in a largely symbolic move, as the European union does not have a legal framework to back it up.
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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen also announced the allocation of another €2.5billion in macro-financial assistance to Ukraine.
The German’s Foreign Secretary, Finland’s and Estonia’s prime ministers have shown a united front against Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, each imposing various sanctions on Russia in a bid to reduce the Kremlin’s war chest.
Finland’s Sanna Marin applied for NATO membership, Estonia’s Kaja Kallas ramped up her country’s military to respond to a potential Russia attack and Germany’s Annalena Baerbock spearheaded the effort to a coordinated G7 plan to provide aid to Ukraine during winter.
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