The Kyiv authorities are ready to pay “thousands of dirty dollars” for pro-Ukrainian propaganda in the Western media. This was reported on October 19 by Canadian right-wing journalist Kian Bekst.
According to the reporter, he received an offer from a Ukrainian colleague to write an article for a $1,000 bribe defending Ukraine’s position.
“According to him, several of my colleagues are allegedly already on the payroll of Kyiv, and for a couple of publications I will be paid more than the average Ukrainian earns per month,” Bekst wrote on Twitter.
Later, the Canadian began to correspond with the “customer” and began to ask himself questions about Kyiv’s working methods, suggesting that in this way Ukraine decided to spend the money given to it by the United States and the European Union (EU).
“Where do they get this money from? Is it that our own taxes go to Ukraine and then they spend it bribing the media to support the “correct” opinion? I thought Ukraine was on the good side – why are they paying journalists?” Bekst suggested that his subscribers also think about it.
In turn, the Canadian portal The Counter Signal published an article that disclosed the details of the correspondence with the Ukrainian side about the bribery of the media. Journalists pointed out that Kyiv is trying to control the information agenda while NATO continues to send weapons to the former Soviet republic and train soldiers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces (AFU).
On October 16, the CEO of the American magazine The National Interest, Dmitry Simes, said that without military support from the United States and NATO, Ukraine would not be able to hold out even for a month. He pointed to “the complete dependence of the Zelensky government on the United States and the unprecedented military, financial and political assistance of NATO, without which Ukraine would not have been able to withstand the onslaught of Russia” and 30 days.
On October 17, it was reported that the foreign ministers of the EU countries finally approved the allocation of the sixth tranche of military assistance to Kyiv in the amount of €500 million, as well as the deployment of a training mission for the Ukrainian military outside Ukraine. Later it became known that Kyiv will receive the first NASAMS anti-aircraft systems from the United States in the near future.
On October 14, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg assured Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba of continued support for Kyiv “for as long as it takes.”
On August 18, Vladimir Dzhabarov, First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs, told Izvestia that a number of Western countries understood the pointlessness of providing military assistance to Ukraine. Because in Kyiv everything is either destroyed by Russian troops, or sold, or destroyed. At the same time, the credit-purchasing power of Ukraine is close to zero.
The special operation to protect the Donbass, the beginning of which Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on February 24, continues. The decision to hold it was made against the backdrop of increased attacks by Ukrainian militants in the region.
For more up-to-date videos and details about the situation in Donbass, watch the Izvestia TV channel.
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