Vladimir Putin’s chief TV propagandist has called on Russia to attack London in a tirade against Western nations and their support for Ukraine.
Vladimir Solovyov, who hosts shows on the state-owned Russia-1, regularly unleashes verbal tirades about how Russia should obliterate its enemies with nuclear attacks.
Since the Russian president began invading Ukraine in February 2022, his monologues have become increasingly combative, urging Moscow to sanction attacks against the West while Putin’s forces fight on.
In his recent diatribe, Solovyov raised the possibility that the British government could send fighter jets to Ukraine. Kiev has asked Western nations for fighter jets amid reports that Russia is planning a renewed attack to take the country.
“Can’t we finally attack London? What is the problem?’ The presenter asked viewers of his show “Solovyov Live”, from which clips have since been translated.
Vladimir Putin’s chief TV propagandist Vladimir Solovyov (pictured) has again urged Russia to attack London in a bid to rail against Western nations and their support for Ukraine
“No, no, no – only for military purposes,” he continued, as if in response to someone questioning his proposal. ‘Well, in Parliament too,’ he added.
“Now, you [Britain] will be planes [to Ukraine] to penetrate deep into Russia’s territory,’ he added, as if to justify the attack on London.
Solovyov went on to say that Britain – along with almost all UN members – recognizes Crimea as part of Ukraine and not Russia.
After an internationally unrecognized referendum held during the occupation of Crimea suggested that the Russian-backed peninsula was part of Russia, the Russian-backed parliament declared Crimea independent from Ukraine.
Russia then illegally annexed the area in 2014. This step was widely condemned by the international community at the time.
Solovyov said: “At the same time she [Britain] smartly saying, “No, well, we just don’t recognize Crimea as Russia.” How about Kaliningrad?’ he asked rhetorically.
“What do you want to tell us? That is, you will now determine what Russia is for you? Not the people living in Russia will decide, no referendum, no vote, but you will determine what Russia is for us?
“In that case we won’t realize at all – for us there is no England at all. No France. No Germany.
“Instead there are Nazi states, united by hatred of everything Russian,” he said, echoing false claims by the Kremlin that Ukraine and its Western allies were ruled by Nazi governments. ‘
So let’s get serious. Do you think there are no red lines?
Solovyov attacked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy over his recent visits to London, Paris and Brussels. (Pictured: Zelenskyy with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak outside Downing Street on 8 February)
Solovyov specifically criticized the war leader for wearing his signature khaki uniform, although Solovyov presented his show in a camouflage outfit not too dissimilar to Zelensky’s. (Pictured: Zelenskyi addressed British MPs at Westminster Hall on February 8)
‘OK. Well, let’s show them there are no more red lines,’ he demanded.
“Let’s go on strike! So that the first one rang. So that the Nazi fucks [Emmanuel] Macron to [Olaf] Scholz, off [German foreign minister Boris] Pistorius to Rishi Sunak, her testicles would contract and fall out of her ears in fear.
“Maybe they’re starting to understand something,” he said, finishing the monologue.
Earlier in the show, Solovyov again called for pre-emptive nuclear strikes against Ukraine’s allies for supplying arms to Kiev.
He also attacked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy over his recent visits to London, Paris and Brussels. He specifically criticized the wartime leader for wearing his signature khaki uniform, although Solovyov presented his show in a camouflage outfit not too dissimilar to Zelensky’s.
However, his tirade is interrupted by technical problems, prompting Solovyov to direct his anger at the studio technicians.
“Why do we have to take it all the time? They supply tanks, planes and missiles. Why don’t we sink it on approach?’ he asked, apparently criticizing Russia’s inaction on arms sales to Ukraine.
“Your ships bring Bradleys [tanks]why aren’t they destroyed?
“They are blowing up our gas pipelines, even their own press says America did it! And we say, “No, no, come on, those are red lines”.
Since the Russian president began invading Ukraine in February 2022, Solovyov’s monologues have become increasingly combative. Pictured: Solovyov with Putin in 2013
“Maybe that’s enough? Let’s change our doctrine by allowing a pre-emptive strike. Let’s do exercises. Strategic and tactical nuclear weapons exercises…’
Reading the comment feed on his live stream, Solovyov paused his threats to say his viewers told him the broadcast had been interrupted.
‘They say our transmission has been lost. Guys, what’s up?’ he asked the technicians.
“Are we broadcasting on our Telegram channel? What is there to test if it’s not there? What is there to test? It’s not there! What is it about our technicians? Why are people texting me and you don’t see it?” he said angrily.
“Find out why you’re not broadcasting on Telegram! Is there an answer or not?’
Although Solovyov suggested Russia should launch missile attacks on Russia, it was reported over the weekend that his 21-year-old son works in the city.
According to Kyiv Post correspondent Jason Jay Smart, Daniil Solovyov works as a model in the British capital, having also studied there.