Russian state television has declared that World War III has already started after the sinking of its naval vessel Moskva in the Ukraine war.
Though Russia said this was damaged after a fire, Ukraine claimed the credit of destroying the flagship vessel of Moscow’s Black Sea Fleet through its Neptune missile.
But the sinking of the ship led to meltdown on the Kremlin’s main propaganda mouthpiece Russia 1. Presenter Olga Skabeyeva made the chilling statement, informing the viewers that “what it’s escalated into can safely be called World War III” and insisted “that’s entirely for sure.”
“Now we’re definitely fighting against Nato infrastructure, if not Nato itself. We need to recognise that,” Skabeyeva further said, according to Metro.
A guest on the show compared the sinking of Moskva to an attack on Russian soil, despite Kremlin insisting that it went down because of a fire.
The man was reminded that instead of calling it a war, the government-approved phrase to be used for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is “special military operation”.