Russia hits Pentagon spokesperson for emotional remarks: Kirby is “losing his nerves”

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of Russia Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova struck Pentagon spokesman John Kirby on Saturday after getting excited about the invasion of his country Ukraine.

In a post on the messaging platform Telegram, he wrote in an “opinion” post that the press officer is “losing his nerve.”

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He called his comments “rude, offensive and annoying”, noting that “he was talking nonsense”. Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“Among other nonsense words, he said it was ‘hard to watch what the Russian forces are doing in Ukraine’. Really? How hard can it be for an American rear admiral to watch something?” she he asked.

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby gets excited as he talks about the war in Ukraine during a briefing on April 29, 2022.
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Almost 5.5 million refugees have fled Ukraine since the start of the assault on 24 February and while on United Nations Reports of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights 6,134 Civilian casualties in Ukraine as of Friday, the office says the actual numbers are considerably higher.

Kirby, responding to a reporter’s question about Putin being a rational actor, said Friday that he would not enter the psychology of the Russian leader.

“It is difficult to look at what he is doing in Ukraine, what his forces are doing in Ukraine and to think that any ethical and moral individual could justify it,” he replied. “It’s hard to look at … I’m sorry. It’s hard to look at some of the pictures and imagine that any well thought out, serious and mature leader would. So I can’t speak to his psychology, but I think we can all talk about his depravity.” .

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The images of mass graves and bodies strewn across the city streets sparked global outrage.

Russia has previously claimed that the photos were staged from Ukraine and denied having committed they were crimes.