Russian state TV Vladimir Solovyov suggested Russia should next invade the UK and said he would like to see Moscow take Stonehenge.
Solovyov, who has close ties to Vladimir Putin and has been dubbed “Putin’s voice,” said on his Russia 1 program: Evening with Vladimir Solovyov, that Russia could invade Britain next. Asked by Ukrainian political analyst Vasil Vakarov how far Russia would be willing to go before it stops, Solovyov replied, “Well, if we have to, we will.”
“Where will we stop? Well, like I said today, maybe Stonehenge. Liz Truss says she’s the one making the war,” Solovyov said loudly The Independent.
Stonehenge, the historic landmark of England, situated on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, is currently being used to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 70th birthday.
Truss, the British Foreign Secretary, has been at odds with the Russian media since the invasion for refusing to compromise with Putin over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Truss told the heads of state and government of the G7 and NATO at a meeting in Germany in early May: “Putin is humiliating himself on the world stage.
This isn’t the first time Russian state television has threatened Britain, or Europe in general. In April, Putin propagandist Solovyov threatened Britain with the possibility of nuclear annihilation by Russia’s Sarmat ballistic missile. Solovyov said on his show, “A Sarmat means minus one Britain because they’ve gotten totally rude.”
In another episode, accompanied by journalist Margarita Simonyan, he comforted the world from the possibility of nuclear war. Simonyan said in April: “Anything that will end in a nuclear strike is more likely than the other outcome. This is on the one hand to my horror, but on the other hand with the understanding that it is the way it is.”
Solovyov added: “But we will get to heaven while they only croak.”
Aside from threatening Britain on Monday, Solovyov was questioned on his show about his villas in Italy after calling the Italians “fascists”.
According to a roughly translated tweet, the TV presenter was asked why he bought four villas in Italy if he thought Italians were fascists to which he supposedly replied“When I bought, the Italians remembered the Russians and loved them.”
Solovyov has previously ranted on the air against the country of Italy after three of his villas were seized by Italian police as sanctions were imposed on oligarchs in response to the war in Ukraine.
news week has asked the Russian Defense Ministry for comment.
https://www.newsweek.com/russia-anchorman-known-putins-voice-wants-moscow-take-stonehenge-1711482 Russia’s anchorman, known as “Putin’s Voice”, wants Moscow to take Stonehenge