Pregnant lady from shelled Maternity Ward in Mariupol speaks about media manipulation

You may remember seeing bloody images of this Ukrainian woman, Marianna Vyshemirskaya, on TV a few weeks ago when the alleged atrocity of Russian bombing the maternity hospital in Mariupol was playing endlessly in the news. In this video she refutes the narrative that then was being pushed. She says:

  • Ukrainian forces occupied the hospital building for military purposes and took food away from the patients there.
  • Ukrainian forces bombed the building when they abandoned it as a military outpost. They did this while pregnant women, their husbands and newborns were inside.
  • Western journalists were present throughout the events that Vyshemirskaya witnessed and told a false story about them.

They say that truth is the first casualty of war. Ms. Vyshemirskaya’s commentary in the video seems to me to be therapeutic on that score. I must say, however, that any hint of Western journalists willfully telling false stories is worrisome.

7 thoughts on “Pregnant lady from shelled Maternity Ward in Mariupol speaks about media manipulation

  1. “I must say, however, that any hint of Western journalists willfully telling false stories is worrisome.”

    Why? They’ve been doing it daily since 2015 at least.

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    1. RE: “Russian fake news.”

      Who are you going to believe: The Ukrainians who accuse (without evidence) Marianna Vyshemirskaya of being a crisis actor, or the French reporters at your source who claim (without evidence) that she has been kidnapped by Russians?

      For myself, I’m content to observe two facts. (1) AP used photos of Vyshemirskaya to say Russians bombed the hospital, (2) now there is video of Vyshemirskaya herself saying that Ukraine bombed the hospital.

      The only reason to believe the video is Russian propaganda is that the French journalists say so, without providing any reason to believe them.

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      1. RE: “The video is a propaganda lie.”

        You are certainly entitled to a wrong opinion, but why would you believe something you can’t prove?

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