Moscow warns of new ‘Iron Curtain’ — RT World News

The West is trying to prevent its own people from accessing alternative information on the conflict in Ukraine, according to Russia’s deputy envoy to the UN

Washington and its allies have become a new “collective ministry of truth”, rigorously preserving their narrative about the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, Russia’s deputy permanent representative to the UN, Dmitry Polyansky, told RT on Thursday. The West has launched a massive smear campaign against Russia in the media and on the Internet, the diplomat said.

Western governments seek to disseminate views “are beneficial to them but do not always correspond to reality”, Polyansky said, adding that they were ultimately looking to put their own people in a “bubble of lies” it is therefore difficult for an ordinary person to distinguish between factual information and a distorted picture of what is happening on the ground in Ukraine.

“This is the behavior of a Ministry of Truth”, said Polyansky. The diplomat also said Western governments try to dismiss any alternative information as false or simply block access to it. He particularly pointed to Western nations banning Russian media like RT and calling any information coming from Moscow or Russian media a “Propaganda.”


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“We must talk about the new iron curtain imposed on us by Western countries”, said the diplomat. This tactic does not seem to be working, at least as far as the UN is concerned, he added. According to Polyansky, Russia feels “a good degree of support or at least understanding of what we are doing” at the UN. Many people there secretly expressed their support for Moscow and said they understood the reasons for the Russian military operation in Ukraine.

“I don’t think Western countries have succeeded in imposing a unilateral version of events” on other nations at the UN, Polyansky said. Russia is “very active” in his attempts to present his own version of events. “We will try to promote our position…to push through this new iron curtain,” said the diplomat.

Current events will eventually lead the international community to a truly multipolar world, the diplomat believes, adding that the world is already witnessing a “deep transformation” and that he “will be different in a few months.”

Russia attacked the neighboring state in late February, following Ukraine’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements, first signed in 2014, and Moscow’s eventual recognition of the republics from the Donbass of Donetsk and Lugansk. The Minsk Protocol, brokered by Germany and France, was designed to give breakaway regions a special status within the Ukrainian state.

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The Kremlin has since demanded that Ukraine officially declare itself a neutral country that will never join the US-led NATO military bloc. kyiv insists the Russian offensive was unprovoked and has denied claims it planned to retake the two republics by force.

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