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Former Fox News host accuses Ukraine of blowing up the Kakhovka HPP. Kuleba calls him scoundrel

8 June, 2023 Thursday
16:37

Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson posted a video in which he accused Ukraine of blowing up the Kakhovka HPP. His post was shared by Elon Musk and a number of other famous people

Carlson posted the first episode of his show on Twitter.

He said that the Russians weren’t interested in blowing up HPP, as the attack had done the most damage to the occupied territories. In addition, the ex-host compared the accident to the explosion at Nord Stream, which, according to Carlson, was also blown up by Ukrainians.

As of 3 p.m. on June 7, the video had nearly 60 million views and more than 10,000 reposts.

Celebrities who shared the propaganda video

A number of famous people shared the propaganda video.

Elon Musk retweeted Carlson's material as an example of "freedom of thought" on Twitter.

"It would be great to show all parts of the political spectrum on this platform!" the businessman wrote.

Russia's representative to the UN, Dmitry Polyanskiy, didn’t ignore the propaganda video, saying that the former journalist "doesn’t believe Western and Ukrainian propaganda."

"Tucker Carlson apparently refuses to buy what Western and Ukrainian propaganda claim about Kakhovka dam destruction. Nor does he accept the way people are disinformed in the US about important domestic and international issues," the representative of the terrorist country commented.

Matt Gaetz, Florida Congressman also shared the video, modestly titled "Tucker Returns!"

Anna Paulina Luna, Congresswoman also shared the propagandist's video and added that Tucker "broke the internet," praising the high number of views.

Benny Johnson who is a blogger also retweeted the video, who admired the speed with which Carlson's video was spreading.

Ukraine's reaction

Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister called Carlson a scoundrel.

"Carlson is just a scoundrel and a Ukrainophobe. He will continue to do his dirty work. Unfortunately, he can only be stopped, probably, by some large court fines for spreading lies. But this is a separate process," the ministry said on Snidanok 1+1.

  • On June 6, occupying Russian forces blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant, completely destroying it. The evacuation of residents of the flooded areas began. After that, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy convened an emergency meeting of the Security and Defense Council, and the world began to respond to the tragedy. Follow the detailed course of events here.

  •  As a result of the explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant, Ukraine's only state-owned sturgeon farm was flooded. This could lead to the extinction of this fish species in the country's water bodies.
  • The Ministry of Health suggests the possibility of a cholera outbreak as a result of the Russians' blowing up the Kakhovka hydroelectric dam and flooding a number of settlements.
  • Kakhovka dam explosion: 1700 residents of Kherson region are evacuated, Russia launches hacker attack on hotline software
  • As a result of the explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station, wheat prices rose by 3% to USD 6.4 per bushel, corn by 1%, and oats by 0.8%. After correction, wheat costs about USD 6.23.
  • The European Union will send aid to Ukraine to overcome the consequences of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant explosion, including filters, pumps, generators and shelter equipment.
  • In the occupied town of Oleshky, Kherson region, the first deaths have already occurred as a result of flooding after the Russian troops blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant, the mayor of the occupied town, Yevhen Ryshchuk, told Espreso.
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