The harsh words of the Deputy Chairman of Russian Security Council, Dmitry Medvedev, about those who “want Russia dead” were taken as a threat and “contradiction” to a dialogue by the Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio.
The statements of the Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council about “bastards and geeks” who “want Russia dead” cause concern and are unacceptable, according to Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio, despite the fact that Medvedev did not indicate who exactly he meant by writing that.
“These are unacceptable words that we are very concerned about also because they come from the Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council,” the Italian diplomat complained.
According to Di Maio, Medvedev’s words do not indicate a signal to start a dialogue or restore peace.
“These are unequivocal words of threat to those who persistently strive for peace,” the Italian Foreign Minister claimed.
A rather strange statement, given that the Italian referred to the post of June 7, in which Medvedev said that his publications in the Telegram messenger were “so harsh” because of “bastards” who “want us, Russia, dead.”
“I am often asked why my Telegram posts are so harsh. I answer – I hate them. They’re bastards and geeks. They want to kill us, Russia. And as long as I am alive, I will do everything to make them disappear,” Medvedev wrote.
So, a question arises: why did Di Maio take those who in Medvedev’s post “want Russia dead” for people “striving for peace”? And who really is avoiding going the way of peace then? If “bastards and geeks” wishing “Russia dead” seemed to Di Maio to be the words addressed to him and allies? By public concern about the statement being addressed to him, he revealed himself that the words “wish Russia dead” can also be applied to him as well.
Medvedev in Telegram
Since the beginning of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, Dmitry Medvedev has regularly written in Telegram about hostilities, the sanctions against Russia that followed them, the supply of weapons to Ukraine and “cancellation” of Russian culture in the West. Medvedev already has almost half a million (420,844) subscribers in the popular messenger.
In his Telegram, on May 30, amid the discussion of the US aid package for Ukraine, Medvedev said that if Russian cities were attacked, the Russian armed forces could strike “not at Kiev”, but at the centers of making these “criminal decisions”.
On June 4, commenting on the new US and EU sanctions, he accused the West of lawlessness, and two days later wrote that “European imbeciles in their zeal have again shown that they consider their own citizens, their business enemies no less than Russians.” The politician is convinced that the basis of the sanctions is “hatred of Russia — of Russians, of all its inhabitants.”
On June 6, the Day of the Russian Language, Medvedev published an excerpt from Alexander Pushkin‘s poem “Slanderers of Russia” (1831).
“Then send your bellicose descendants,
Defamers, over to our place!
There’s room enough, in Russian grasslands,
Among deserving of them graves.”
The post with the poem has gained over 1 million views.
Medvedev explained in his interview with Al Jazeera that he writes the posts himself. He admitted that sometimes “things are not presented there in a completely diplomatic language,” but, according to him, information from politicians should come “without ambiguities, diplomatic tricks, but in an understandable simple language, intelligibly and at the same time directly.”