Interviewed by Massimo Giletti on Sunday evening, the spokesperson for the foreign minister of Moscow was never known for her diplomatic skills. Indeed, you have many cheeky (and often false) statements to your credit.
Unlike his boss Sergej Lavrov
, Maria Zakharova, the spokeswoman for the Moscow Foreign Ministry, has never been famous in the past for her qualities as a diplomat or a shrewd mediator. No, 47-year-old Maria Vladimirovna made a career above all for hers cheeky, unilateral statements, and often in direct contradiction with the reality of the facts. An example? On the sixteenth of February, almost exactly one week before Moscow began its Special Military Operation
against Ukraine, Maria launched herself against Western newspapers and TVs, trying to ridicule them for the constant reminder of the possibility of a Russian invasion. I would like to make a request to the American and British disinformation media, Bloomberg, New York Times, the Sun, etc. Announce the exact schedule of our “invasions” for the current year so that I can plan my vacations.
Daughter of a diplomat fatherthe Zakharova found himself in Beijing when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. She returned to Moscow, she graduated in journalism and started working at the Foreign Ministry, directly in the press service sector, with a brief interlude at the UN between 2005 and 2008. Since 2015 at the head of the sector by choice of minister Sergej Lavrov
. Not even a year and his relationship with the Western press became almost incandescent, when he spoke of the alleged Russian interference in the American presidential elections. With a fake Hebrew accent, he joked that it was Russian emigrants of Jewish nationality who manipulated the votes in the US.
Then, over the years, it has been a whole series of decidedly strong statements and far removed from the plush style to which diplomats are accustomed. Exercises in Europe compared to NATO’s practical preparation for a first strike against his country. Until the tweets on the eve of the war in Ukraine. On February 15, shortly before the release on the desire to plan their holidays in relation to the announcements given by the US and Gb media, he had written about the American forecasts that indicated mid-February as a possible date of the attack. Attack that instead took place a week later. February 15, 2022 will go down in history as the day of the failure of Western war propaganda. Humiliated and destroyed without even firing a shot.