Clips of Carlson punishing the United States for its continued support for millions of Russians were aired this week as the Russian president ramped up the country’s war effort, according to Russian Media Monitor founder Julia Davis.
Anti-mobilization protests continued in Russia on Saturday with at least 745 people arrested, according to OVD-Info, a rights organization that monitors police activity.
An ally of Putin also threatened to send Relatives of anti-war protesters on the front lines in Ukraine.
Russia’s news channels and television pundits have been including clips from Carlson’s show in an attempt to assert support for its illegal war with Ukraine.
On Saturday, Davis shared a video from Russian state television in which the hosts played a subtitled video of Carlson speaking on Fox News.
In the footage, Carlson says “happy memory” of the seven-month-old conflict, before adding that it is impossible for Ukraine to win a war against Russia.
He later said, “It was immediately clear that if Ukraine wanted to remain a sovereign country – and of course, all of us wanted that – Ukraine would have to reach some kind of negotiated settlement with Russia.”
Then the Fox News host pointed out how the war had affected Western economies and claimed that the only person who would benefit financially from the war was Putin.
Return to an article in foreign affairs magazine, then claimed Carlson Joe Biden The US administration blew up a supposed peace agreement between Ukraine and Russia in the hope of regime change in Moscow.
“Biden’s advisors wanted an all-out war of regime change against Russia, apparently to avenge his election,” Carlson said Donald Trumpwhich they believe Putin was responsible for.”
It was not clear whether Carlson’s claim that Biden wanted revenge came from the same article he was referring to or if that was his opinion. There is no evidence that Biden lobbied to prolong the war because of Trump’s 2016 election victory.
According to Reporters Without Borders, Russia ranks 155 out of 180 in terms of media freedom.
She said the Kremlin controls or is linked to many TV stations in Russia and that all independent, privately owned channels are banned from broadcasting except for cable entertainment networks.
The Fox News host has previously been ridiculed for his claim that Putin did not actually lose the war in Ukraine but actually won.
Days after Carlson’s claim, Ukraine forced Russian forces to withdraw from key strategic positions near Kharkiv. took a lot Twitter And the Carlson has been referred to as a “key war expert”.
In response to Ukraine’s rapid gains, Putin announced a mobilization decree in order to recruit more conscripts for the war.
It is estimated that Russia has lost tens of thousands of troops and thousands of military vehicles and equipment since the outbreak of the war.
But the seemingly chaotic scenes spread on social media in the wake of Putin’s mobilization decree earlier this week.
1 video shared widely Drunk man teeters on the tarmac From the airport before traveling on a flight believed to be a packing flight.
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While Carlson claims that Ukraine cannot win its defensive war against Russia, the Kremlin has previously launched invasions that ended in defeat.
In 1989, the Soviet Union withdrew from Afghanistan after a disastrous campaign in an attempt to exert its influence in the region. Only two years later the Soviet Union collapsed.