By | August 10, 2022

Steven Seagal pushes Kremlin propaganda during Ukraine visit

Hollywood actor Steven Seagal pushed Kremlin propaganda during a visit this week on The Donbas region in the eastern part of Ukraine in eastern Ukraine. Seagal claimed that the US-supplied HIMARS rockets were responsible for the explosion last month that caused the deaths of more than fifty Ukrainian prisoner of war.

“Under Siege “Under Siege” star, who was awarded Russian citizenship in 2016 , and backed Vladimir Putin’s decision to annex Crimea and Crimea, was featured in a YouTube video visiting Olenivka Prison — the location of the strike on July 29 that resulted in 53 POWs being imprisoned dead and 75 injured.

“This is where HIMARS hit, 50 people were killed, another 70 were injured,” Seagal stated in a video uploaded to the Kremlin-friendly Russian news website TVZVEZDA the previous day.

“It certainly appears to be it’s a rocket. When you take a look at the burning and other features it’s not . And, of course, the fact that Russia is actually home to lots in the form of objects of HIMARS.”

In the video”Above the Law” star was identified “Above the Law” star was identified as an official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation for Humanitarian Relations between Russia.

Seagal 70, who is a famous actor, was featured in a video shot at the devastation of the prison and claimed that it was bombarded by HIMARS rockets to disarm the Ukrainian “Nazi.”
Seagal claimed , without proof, that the prison had been attacked by the order by Ukrainian the President Volodymyr Zelenksy.
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In English, Seagal called the victims of the massacre “Nazis,” and suggested without any proof that the location was destroyed at the direction from Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, in order to make it harder for one of the prisoners to be silenced.

“The interesting thing is that one of the killed Nazis is a Nazi who just started talking a lot about Zelensky,” Seagal states in the video “and that Zelensky is responsible for the orders about torture and other atrocities that violate not only the Geneva War Convention, but are also crimes against humanity.”

The video also shows Seagal performing a show holding fake evidence and standing on prison bars , which were positioned across from the imprisoned Ukrainian combatants.

Russia has accused Ukraine’s army of bombarding the prison with HIMARS supplied by American -an accusation Kyiv has denied in a vehement manner and accuses Kremlin of executing the strike in order to cover the killing and torture of prisoners.

Russian state television’s chief propaganda director Vladimir Solovyev — dubbed “Putin’s voice” — wrote on his Telegram channelthat Seagal “personally examined the evidence, including fragment of American rockets, that prove Kyiv’s connection to the mass murder of their own soldiers.”

The video from Seagal’s trip showcases Seagal as the “Under Siege” action star chats with the purported Ukrainian prisoners in prison.

Solovyev stated that the film star also had a meeting with Ukrainian POWs as well as soldiers of the Azov Battalion, who surrendered following protecting the Azovstal steelworks at Mariupol for two months.

In the meantime, Denis Pushilin, the leader of the Kremlin-backed Donetsk People’s Republic, declared through his Telegram channelthat Seagal was working on an film “to change the perception on this war.”

“Steven said the fact that 98% of the people who discuss the conflict through the press have not been there. The world has no idea of about the reality,” Pushilin stated.

Seagal’s visit his trip to Donbas as well as his unsubstantiated claims regarding the usage in the attack on HIMARS during the assault on Olenivka Prison comes only a few days following US intelligence officials warned Russia was seeking to fabricate evidence to create the impression that Ukrainians were behind the massacre at Olenivka.

“We anticipate that Russian officials will try to frame the Ukrainian Armed Forces in anticipation of journalists and potential investigators visiting the site of the attack,” White House National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby told reporters last week.

Kirby said that Russians could even be able to make ammunition from real HIMARS rockets to prove American-supplied weapons were employed during the blast.

Seagal has backed Vladimir Putin’s annexation Crimea and was given Russian citizenship in the year 2016. He was photographed holding hands with Putin in the year 2015.
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Separately the other day, a Western government official claimed that explosive experts who’ve reviewed photographs of the prison in the aftermath of the incident have determined the destruction was unlikely to have been resulted from “a high-explosive strike from the outside” and could be “much more likely to be incendiary and from inside the location.”

The intelligence division from the Ukrainian defense ministry said it had proof that the local separatists who are backed by Kremlin collaborated in conjunction with Russian FSB and the mercenary group Wagner to extract the barracks prior to “using a flammable substance, which led to the rapid spread of fire in the room.”

The International Red Cross, which is responsible for the wellbeing of prisoners in Olenivka prison. Olenivka prison, is not yet been granted access to the place of the attack.

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