The Kremlin has already exploited, and may continue to exploit, Hamas attacks in Israel. They will encourage further information operations aimed at reducing American and Western support and interest in Ukraine, the Institute for the Study of War wrote at its think tank. Daily update About the war in Ukraine.
They write that Russia, among other things, blamed the West for neglecting conflicts in the Middle East in favor of supporting Ukraine.
Dmitry Medvedev, deputy head of Russia’s Security Council, went on Saturday Strongly against the United States To intervene in the war in Ukraine and not work on the conflict in Palestine and Israel.
– The West will forget Ukraine
ISW wrote that the issue occupied a large space in the Russian news picture and that many Russian military bloggers focused on Hamas attacks in Israel.
Russian propagandist Sergei Mardan stated, among other things, that Russia would benefit from attacks in Israel.
Mardan said, according to the ISW Institute, that the West will forget about Ukraine for a while and will once again be busy extinguishing the eternal fire in the Middle East.
Tankismiya claims that the whole thing is a clear Kremlin strategy aimed at demoralizing Ukrainian society by claiming that Ukraine will lose international support.
They also write that they intend to reassure the Russian domestic political public that the international community will ignore Ukraine’s war effort.
In contact with the parties
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov told the Interfax news agency early Saturday that his country is in contact with the parties to the conflict.
Spokeswoman Maria said: We call on the Palestinian and Israeli sides to immediately reach a ceasefire, renounce violence and retreat, and with the help of the international community, establish a negotiation process aimed at establishing a long-awaited, comprehensive and lasting peace. Zakharova at the Russian Foreign Ministry.
Reuters: The United States was not warned
A Biden administration official said the United States had no specific warning or indication of the attack on Israel, Reuters reported.
The official spoke anonymously to Reuters about the case.
Late Friday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken held talks with the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and Egypt, among other countries, about the situation. Blinken called for coordinated action to stop Hamas, according to an official letter from the State Department.
The Pentagon said earlier on Saturday that it would “work to ensure that Israel has everything it needs to defend itself.” A source told AFP that there could be an announcement as early as Sunday about a military contribution from the United States. But the process may be delayed due to the ongoing chaos in Congress.
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