A TV mouthpiece for the Kremlin, Russian television anchor Olga Skabeyeva, said in a video taken on a news set that the war in Ukraine “is now over” and that “WWIII had started.”
Skabeyeva said that the West’s shipment of arms to Ukraine meant that the conflict had expanded to include NATO and the United States. She has been called the “Iron Doll Of Putin TV” for her attacks against anti-Russia opposition.
She continued saying the “real war” has started and called Ukraine a “rehearsal” for the conflict to come. Watch the clip below posted by the Daily Beast’s Julia Davis.
Skabayeva said: “It’s time to admit, perhaps, that Russia’s special operation in Ukraine is now over. In the sense that a real war has started, World War III. We are being forced to demilitarize, not just Ukraine but NATO as a whole.”
“It was not only Smerch MLRS with cluster munitions that struck Donetsk. The strikes were carried out with… American M777 howitzers.
Newsweek independently verified the captions on the video, but were not able to find out when the video was broadcast.
“But a great number of people are lining up trying to interfere in Russia’s special operation on the territory of Ukraine,” Skabeyeva continued. “Turns out, we have to act but we’re yet to figure out how we can act without conducting a nuclear strike.”
“For us, the war in Ukraine is a rehearsal,” Alexei Fenenko quipped in the broadcast, Associate professor of world politics at Moscow State University. “Rehearsal for a possible bigger conflict in the future. We’ll test and compare NATO weapons to our own. We’ll find out on the battlefield, how much stronger our weapons are than theirs.”
Ukrainian troops have been spotted using armored vehicles with heavy machine gun mounts and Wolfhound support vehicles. These are British armaments.
Russian President Vladimir Putin previously said that anyone that interferes in Russia’s operation in Ukraine will face steep consequences.
Do you think that we are on the precipice of a larger conflict with Russia? Let us know your thoughts.