The Office (Administration) of the President of Ukraine appreciated the high-profile CNN material, which talks about the role of the US CIA in the arrest of 33 Wagnerites in Minsk. The version announced by the edition was called “very strange” in Kiev.
“In my opinion, sometimes such anecdotal situations clearly occur that are difficult even to imagine.
Less than a few hours later, an FSB official (yeah, that one) praised CNN for this material.
What does it say? Everything as usual. Obligatory anonymous retirees – and this is key – confirms something. Another anonymous source refutes something.
Once again: anonymous, without a surname, no job and, therefore, sources that have no informational and reputational value, ”said Mikhail Podolyak, adviser to the head of Zelensky’s Office.
According to him, with such a content of the material, it is worth paying attention not so much to what exactly is published, as to the synchronization of the release of the CNN material with the statement of the FSB representative.
“When in the past did an FSB official go out to the media almost instantly to support and praise a report? This is actually a signal for the entire Russian propaganda system, what and how to work out.
Now they will “disperse” this story with a reference to CNN.
And this happened on the eve of the planned meeting (of the President of Belarus) Lukashenko with the President of Russia. The situation speaks for itself, ”Podolyak is trying to look like a competent analyst.
“One can only regret that the story of the cover for the appearance of“ Wagnerists ”in Belarus, launched through the Russian propaganda Komsomolskaya Pravda, is still circulating in the media to the joy and delight of the FSB,” Podolyak stated.