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Russian TV Blames Nymphs For Retread 'Ukraine' Footage

The Russian report suggested the body was a civilian victim killed at the hands of Ukrainian forces to intimidate pro-Russian separatists in the Donetsk region.
The Russian report suggested the body was a civilian victim killed at the hands of Ukrainian forces to intimidate pro-Russian separatists in the Donetsk region.
Russian state television has found a scapegoat for its silly mistake of airing old footage of a corpse slain in Russia's North Caucasus, and suggesting it was a civilian killed by Kyiv's forces in eastern Ukraine.

Commenting on a lengthy Rossia-1 newscast that recently featured the retread footage, deputy All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company head Dmitry Kiselyov has said that "young, nymph video technicians" were responsible.

"I haven't seen that report but what it had was an error," Kiselyov was quoted by Russia's Slon.ru as saying on May 19. "An error, but in no way a manipulation," he stressed.

State-owned broadcaster Rossia-1 aired the footage depicting the splayed corpse of a man in an open field on May 16. The channel suggested he was a civilian victim killed at the hands of Ukrainian forces to intimidate pro-Russian separatists in the Donetsk region.

However, it quickly emerged that the footage was identical to a report by Rossia's sister channel about a counterterrorism operation carried out by Russian forces in the restive North Caucasus Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria.

That report was aired on November 18, 2012, by Rossia-24.

Kiselyov said he was "sure there is an internal investigation of this matter going on" at the state television company.

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by: Panas from: US
May 20, 2014 16:41
The only reason the "error" was admitted, is because someone recognized the footage.
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by: Jack from: US
May 20, 2014 18:34
my father recognized the footage. He said that corpse was one of the CIA operatives he killed in Chechnya in 1997

by: John from: Canada
May 21, 2014 03:26
Kiselyov, notable for his flamboyant turn of phrase (Russia can bomb US into radioactive ash...burn organs of dead gays) makes a boo-boo.
Nymphs-нимфы just seems weird but maybe he wanted to say neophytes-неофиты?


by: Konstantin from: Los Angeles
May 21, 2014 04:12
For UKRAINE:
______________________________________________
Equal opportunity to vote must be helped! Many citizens of Ukraine are blocked by threatening them and grabbing voting places by Russia and their terrorists in Eastern regions. The exclusion of voting rules must be ready and adjusted as it goes with help of international community, so it would be clear to Civilized World that majority did vote and "separatists" just gangs of Russia-USSR military and spy terrorists. DO NOT MINIMIZE INDUSTRIAL BLUE AND WHITE LABOUR, BEING PROVOKED BY DEMAGORERY OF RUSSIAN BOLSHEVIKS-POMESH'IKS POSING "BARINS" - TO LOOK DOWN AT THEM - THEY ARE SUBSTANTIAL PART OF UKRAINE.
________________________________________________
Russian demand to Ukraine pay money can be challenged by applying to UN, EU, USA, international courts and community at large:
1.
Go to old Ukraine and CIS statistic departments and compile
a suite against Russia
(even without given local Russia occupiers parts of budgets)
in trillions of dollars plus profits and fees;
2.
Go to Ukraine, since CIS, statistic departments and compile
a suite against Russia for many billions, maybe trillions, stolen by Russia through Eastern region Nazi Russian occupiers and the Yanukovich;
3.
Demand freezing of corresponding assets, for start, from offshore and Ukrainian holding and properties by Russian and other of such entities, like Yanukovich.

That will pay many times over for Ukrainian need in gas...

4. After order restored, change and renew Eastern regions's industries and mines.
I know all solutions you need solve energy problems,
unfortunately I am in plagiaristic prison all my life...

by: Eugenio from: Vienna
May 21, 2014 07:52
Is that the fighters that Hillary paid for? I suppose that Chavez and Ahmadinejad are on their way out?
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by: Ivan from: Santa Cruz CA
May 21, 2014 19:21
You missed the point AGAIN Eugenio.

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