War in Ukraine. The Kremlin issued an order regarding Zelensky

The Russian president’s government has demanded that state-controlled media stop calling Volodymyr Zelensky the president of Ukraine.

According to Russian opposition media, the order was issued on Friday evening, September 15. The requirement applies to all types of media, including television channels and government-controlled websites.

Kremlin representatives suggest that publications should not mention the position of the President of Ukraine at all or use the term “Zelensky’s regime” when describing his activities. The requirement applies not only to titles and headings, but also to the main content of texts and materials published by Russian state media.

The Kremlin’s instructions caused a wave of outrage among some editors, and some employees even threatened to quit their jobs.

For Russia, the war with Ukraine is a ‘special military operation’

Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, Russian authorities have begun to actively monitor language use in the media. For reporting on the situation at the front in a manner inconsistent with the Kremlin’s wishes (for example, reporting the truth about slain Russian soldiers), the penalty can be up to 15 years in prison.

Russia calls its actions not a war, but a “special military operation” and demands that Kiev “demilitarize and denazify” Ukraine and recognize Crimea, annexed in 2014, as Russian.

The highest representatives of the authorities in Moscow, including President Vladimir Putin himself, talk about the “neo-Nazi regime in Kiev” that is committing “genocide of the Russian-speaking population in the Donbas”, and therefore the Russian army must “defend” them .

Putin on Zelensky: The West has put a Jew in charge of Ukraine

Putin said of Zelensky in early September that “Western curators have put an ethnic Jew at the head of Ukraine who uses his status to hide the glorification of Nazism.”

Zelensky, now 45, became president of Ukraine in 2019. The stance he adopted after the Russian attack on his country earned him international recognition: he was described by many foreign commentators as a statesman and a national hero. He and his wife Olena have two children: daughter Oleksandra and son Kiryłł.

Zelensky’s Jewish heritage poses a problem for the Kremlin and Russian propaganda because it conflicts with the narrative of a “neo-Nazi regime” in Kiev.

Source: Do Rzeczy

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