Jen Psaki believes that the Russian media are from the position of a weak opponent
Psaki denied a statement made earlier by Russia's permanent representative to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, that there are no Russian troops in southeast Ukraine. However, Psaki was immediately forced to admit that the US State Department does not have accurate data on the number of military equipment that Russia allegedly sends to the border.
“We saw messages about additional Russian tanks and other weapons crossing the border and heading towards Lugansk. I don’t have specific numbers, ”a US State Department spokeswoman said, immediately stating that“ messages are messages, ”but she doesn’t confirm this information.
Also, according to Psaki, the United States did not find confirmation of reports about the flow of refugees from the south-east of Ukraine, where a military operation is being conducted, which resulted in the death of civilians. “We studied a number of Russian reports about a large number of refugees fleeing Russia,” Psaki said during a briefing. One of the correspondents corrected her, that we are talking about refugees from Ukraine. The representative of the State Department was not at all embarrassed: “Yes, sorry, fleeing to Russia. We did not see new data that could support this. ” At the same time, Psaki immediately clarified that the United States does not independently monitor the region and rely on reports from the Ukrainian side.
In response to Russia's comments that the statement by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko about a cease-fire by the Ukrainian security forces is more like an ultimatum to the militias of the southeast, Psaki set forth the American position. In particular, according to her, the United States believes that the Ukrainian militia should become partners of the President of Ukraine in the matter of a cease-fire. Poroshenko has taken this step, “this is a one-sided cease-fire, and a partner is needed to implement it,” the State Department spokeswoman said.
At the briefing, Psaki also mentioned the Russian media. In particular, history how words were attributed to her which she did not speak. A number of Russian media published information that during one of the press briefings, psaki said that the refugees from Ukraine in the Rostov region were, in fact, tourists who had come for the clean mountain air. As reported, the question about the fate of thousands of Ukrainian women and children asked the Associated Press journalist Matt Lee. Later his Twitter denied that such a dialogue took place.
In connection with this incident, Psaki attacked the press with criticism. She said that the publication of fabricated materials and personal attacks in the media, the victim of which she allegedly became - is an indication that the Russian press does not act from the position of a strong, but from the position of a weak opponent. “There is no doubt that the more we support a strong and sovereign Ukraine, the more violent the attacks become. So draw conclusions, ”a State Department spokeswoman said.
It is worth noting that the official representative of the State Department, Jen Psaki, is known for her ambiguous statements, which is probably why the message about “tourists in the Rostov region” did not cause doubts among journalists of various publications. The topic was picked up even abroad, including the Spanish-language publications.
Previously, psaki confused Iraq and Iran, was not sure whether gas is flowing from Russia to Europe, or vice versa, stated that the acting president. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Deschitsa, speaking obscenely at Vladimir Putin, tried to soothe the crowd, and also told reporters about the carousels in referendums in south-eastern Ukraine, but could not explain what this means.
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