Ukrainian spy chief Budanov names the most outrageous Russian fake he’s seen yet

20 May, 03:55 PM
Kyrylo Budanov (Photo:REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)

Kyrylo Budanov (Photo:REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)

Russian citizens perceive reality in a distorted way under the influence of Kremlin propaganda, the head of the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine, Kyrylo Budanov, said in an interview with journalist Dmytro Komarov published on YouTube on May 19.

But of all the nonsense trotted out by the Kremlin’s propagandists, the fake story about Ukrainian bio-engineered "combat mosquitoes" made his jaw drop the most.

"(The) mosquitoes impressed me quite a bit... Combat mosquitoes — that’s priceless," Budanov said when Komarov mentioned the Kremlin’s ludicrous story about Ukrainian bio-engineered bugs.

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The claim was even aired in the United Nations: on Oct. 28, 2022, the Russian representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya, said at a meeting of the UN Security Council that the United States had a patented "drone for carrying mosquitoes infected with a dangerous virus."

The drone "transports a container with a large number of mosquitoes carrying infections to a given area and releases them," and after a bite, the mosquitoes "infect people with pathogens of particularly dangerous diseases," Nebenzya said.

There is no evidence of the existence of any such patent, bio-engineered bugs, or any other creatures being weaponized by Ukraine.

Meanwhile, the Kremlin’s own propaganda is having a serious debilitating effect on the brains of ordinary Russians, Budanov said, citing evidence from captured Russian soldiers.

Budanov said that Russian servicemen who were captured, obeying the instinct of self-preservation, lie during interrogations that they "came to save Ukrainians."

There are thousands of cases of Russian soldiers committing suspected war crimes against Ukrainian civilians, including murder, rape and torture. Ukraine is collecting evidence about the cases, and intends to hold a tribunal after Russia is defeated to punish Russian offenders.

"This is scary. Their brains have been completely destroyed by propaganda," Ukraine’s spy chief told Komarov, speaking of the captured Russian soldiers.

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