Russia accuses Ottawa of demoralizing its soldiers on social media | War in Ukraine
Russian soldiers were not officially informed that they were leaving for the front in Ukraine.
The Russian ambassador to Canada accuses Ottawa of carrying out a campaign on the networks to demoralize Russian soldiers fighting in Ukraine.
In an interview with Russian state media, Oleg Stepanov denounced the fact that the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs frequently posts negative messages about the war in Ukraine.
He particularly blasted a recent string of posts about Russian men fleeing military service.
In addition, the governments of Georgia and Kazakhstan, which are neighbors of Russia, reported an increase in the number of new arrivals to their country.
The Ambassador argued that Russians have no choice but to protect their country and said history will separate the wheat from the chaff.
Relations between Ottawa and Moscow have been strained since the start of the x27;Russian invasion of Ukraine last February.
Earlier this month, Moscow summoned the Canadian ambassador to Russia in response to five summonses of Mr. Stepanov by Canada this year.
The two countries say they want to maintain certain diplomatic relations, but Ottawa has decided not to work with Moscow on many issues. rs.