It was this week Three drone strikes on air bases deep in Russian territory.
Then the main New York Times He mentioned the attacks on Tuesday“Ukrainian attacks deep inside Russia escalate the war,” they wrote. The wording caused a lot of people to react on social media:
– Self-defense is not an escalation. Yesterday, Russia launched 70 missiles at Ukraine, security expert Jessica Berlin wrote in a message on Twitter.
The message was liked and shared by tens of thousands of Twitter users, including Swedes Anders Aslunda writer and economist with a background in Russian politics.
– Yes, this is really bad press from the New York Times. Writes that it is worth correcting.
– Yes, because the US D-Day invasion escalated the war, right? the journalist asks Serge Somlini Sarcastically, referring to the great coup in World War II.
Eventually, The New York Times changed the headline. Read their response in more detail in the case.
– In full fairness
Everything indicates that Ukraine is behind the drone attack. Lieutenant Colonel and Head of School at the Norwegian Armed Forces College Geir Hagen Carlsen believes this is not an escalation:
– No, not really. It’s a continuation of what we’ve seen before, but we’re now seeing that they’ve managed to reach a range that’s very far away, Hagen Carlsen tells Nettavisen.
The Engels base, which was attacked on Monday, is located 600 km inland from the Ukrainian border.
– It is longer than before, but it is a continuation of something that came gradually, says Hagen Carlsen.
He’s crystal clear about one thing about this week’s drone attacks:
– Ukrainians have every right to respond to bases that are being used to launch attacks against them. After all, these air bases are bases for heavy bombers that are used for missiles against Ukraine. So he is completely in place under international law, Hagen Carlsen tells Nettavisen.
He stressed that the Ukrainians did not confirm that they were behind the drone attack this week against Russia. Representatives from the Norwegian Defense College He was at a meeting with the Ukrainian military on Wednesdaywhere the attack was one of the topics.
– They smiled slightly and said that the president did not confirm that they were behind this, Hagen Carlsen tells Netavisen.
– But it is not the first time that targets have been hit in Russia or in the Russian-occupied Crimea. So it’s not a major transition, it’s a continuation of things that have happened before, he adds.
I think the Russians need to disperse the bombers
Hagen Carlsen says there is “a huge amount of missiles the Russians are firing at Ukraine”.
– So it is quite clear that the return of some missiles or UAVs to Russia does not change the balance militarily much, but it does make the situation more difficult for the Russians. Maybe they should regroup, move things further away or spread them out more so they’re not vulnerable, or put in more air defenses, he says.
The Ukrainian drone strikes this week are also having a psychological impact.
– This is spreading among the Russian population, and, of course, it makes it even more difficult to say that this is a private operation. It became clear that it was war, says Hagen Carlsen.
– What came out of your meeting with the Ukrainians?
– The most important thing is that the Ukrainians have gone through a lot now, and there is no chance for them to give up. Hagen Carlsen says that any attempt by the Russians to try to create a situation to get a cease-fire, they know it will only be a break that the Russians need, not a real desire for peace.
The changed address
If you search for The New York Times Escalation Headline from Tuesday Night Wednesday, it will show up in a Google search, but the link leads to The Ukraine issue is completely different.
Netavisen however this has been verified The head is present Via Internet Archive Wayback Machine. It was changed after some time, a maximum of 1 hour 20 minutes, to A drone strikes a Russian oil depot a day after it hit Ukraine deep inside Russia.
The New York Times: – Unreal
Netavisen asked The New York Times why the title was changed, and whether they understood the reactions that came afterward.
Maria Case, chief of external communications for The New York Times, writes:
– We regularly change headlines and articles online, particularly in news stories. Both for making a nuance on the topic, adding new information, and additional context or analysis. We only add notes if changes include an error. It’s unrealistic to notice every change we make, and it won’t serve the reader. In this case, we’ve updated with more context, because there was a development in an ongoing case, Case says.
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