Dmitry Medvedev sparks outrage with his smear campaign against Ukraine's new Armed Forces chief
Most of the information disseminated by Russian media or power figures constitutes propaganda. Such references are essentially part of the information warfare being waged by the Russian Federation.
President Volodymyr Zelensky changed the position of Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. Gen. Oleksandr Syrsky replaced General Valery Zaluzhny, "The Butcher". "Gen. Syrsky leans towards riskier operations. Could such a person be what's needed?" Colonel Piotr Lewandowski pondered.
Medvedev attempts to rewrite history
The new commander of the Ukrainian Armed Forces is Oleksandr Syrsky. The 58-year-old general is a Donbas war veteran and commenced his military career during the Soviet era.
Dmitry Medvedev, the primary Kremlin propagandist, brought up Syrsky's Soviet-era start to his military career, which sent shockwaves around the world, hinting at a nuclear apocalypse just two days ago.
In a recent post on Telegram, Medvedev analyzed and commented on an interview between Russian dictator Vladimir Putin and the subsequent appointment of Syrsky as the commander.
"The President of Russia communicated to the Western world as precisely and accurately as possible the reasoning behind the notion that Ukraine has never existed, does not exist, and will never exist. Tucker Carlson did not shy away nor did he surrender,"- Medvedev wrote, putting his spin on history and facts, as usual.
According to the Institute for the Study of War (ISW), Putin used his interview with American journalist Tucker Carlson to propagate Kremlin-favored narratives to Western audiences while attempting to rationalize an unwarranted attack on Ukraine.
Analysts also highlight that the Russian Federation explicitly acknowledged Ukraine's sovereignty over its current international borders twice in 1991 and again in 1994.
Medvedev confronts Syrsky
While discussing Syrsky's induction as the Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Medvedev wrote: "In looking at the biography of the new commander-in-chief, Syrsky, feelings of hatred, contempt, and disgust arise."
Medvedev is still grappling with the disintegration of the USSR. He wrote: "One can harbor hatred for all those who facilitated the downfall of the Soviet Union (or rather the Russian Empire), as a result of which a vast nation that balanced the global order vanished, and millions of people were consigned to suffering and death".
"Contempt for Western nations that manically and feverishly, by every means possible, drove the Russian and Ukrainian nations (or rather a unified Russian nation) towards a new civil war. Despise for a man who was a Soviet Russian officer but turned into a traitor of Bandera, who reneged on his oath and served the Nazis, annihilating his kin," Medvedev lamented, "May the ground burn beneath his feet!" he concluded his post.