State Duma deputy asks defense ministry to ‘stop lying’ about the war
Andrey Kartapolov, head of the State Duma Committee on Defense, criticized the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation for not reporting the whole truth about military action in Ukraine.
“They need to stop lying. We have spoken about this more than once. But somehow it doesn’t reach the individual leaders. I was reading reports from the Soviet Information Bureau from 1941, when the Germans broke through to Moscow. They openly said that we were retreating. But in every report they said that so-and-so brigade achieved something, our pilots destroyed so many, our losses were so many. And people understood the danger, they understood that the enemy was on our land. An enemy is also on our land now,” Kartapolov said on air on the television show Solovyov Live.
According to Kartapolov, all the border towns of the Belgorod region of Russia are practically destroyed, and Russians find out about it “from whoever is convenient,” including local governors and pro-Kremlin war bloggers, but not from Ministry of Defense reports. “The people know. Our people are not stupid. They see that authorities don’t want to tell them even part of the truth. It may lead to a loss of credibility,” he added.
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