- President European Commission Ursula von der Leyen put the death toll Ukrainian soldiers reached 100 thousand people
- The video clip of von der Leyen’s speech was eventually deleted from Twitter, reposted without giving numbers
- Ukrainian officials objected, calling such information sensitive and only the Ukrainian leadership had the right to make public announcements
TRIBUNNEWS.COM, BRUSSELS – Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev scoffed Ursula von der Leyen which removed the statement about the Ukrainian war toll.
Medvedev called the Step a disgrace. He added that the correction to the statement showed that the European bloc was just a puppet of the US.
“Obviously Aunt Ursula was slapped on the head by her boss in Washington,” Medvedev said in a post on Russian social media, VK, Thursday (1/12/2022).
“It looks sick too. It looks really embarrassing,” added Medvedev, who is now deputy chairman of Russia’s National Security Council.
The content, apart from on the Twitter account of the former German Defense Minister, was also removed from the website European Commissionreplaced with new content without numbers.
Post deletion Ursula von der Leyen it was allegedly the result of protests by Ukraine, which objected to making the figures public on sensitive grounds.
“More than 100,000 Ukrainian military officers have been killed so far,” said von der Leyen in a short recording on his Twitter account, Wednesday (30/11/2022).
He added that some 20,000 civilian lives had also been lost amid the fighting, which had continued since late February.
Von der Leyen did not reveal the source of the information he published. Shortly thereafter, the post disappeared from von der Leyen’s Twitter account.
Zelensky’s spokesman, Sergey Nikoforov, said such sensitive information should only be made public by the country’s top military commander General Valery Zaluzhny, Defense Minister Aleksey Reznikov or President Zelensky.
The video statement has since been pulled from his Twitter account and replaced with a new version, which removes the numbers.
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