Russian propaganda responds to German tank deployment to Ukraine: ‘Nazis,’ ‘swastikas’ and talk of World War III

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News of the tank deployments sparks an ugly wave of propaganda from Moscow.

When the news came that German and American tanks would be headed to Ukraine, Russia responded in a variety of ways. The Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov called the deployment a “losing scheme” and said the tanks would “go up in flames.” Russian lawmakers and diplomats reacted with a mix of defiance (the tanks won’t hurt us) to warnings (the Russian ambassador to Germany issued a statement calling Berlin’s decision “highly dangerous”; its envoy to the U.S. called it “a blatant […]

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