Russian anchor boasts of recovering British ‘war trophy’ weapon during visit to Mariupol – Reuters
Vladimir Soloviev, known as the “Voice of Putin” and seen wearing a body armor, showed viewers what he called a next-generation portable anti-tank weapon.
A Russian propagandist TV presenter has boasted of collecting a British “war trophy” during a short-lived visit to Mariupol.
Vladimir Solovyov showed what he called ANLA – a next-generation man-portable anti-tank weapon – to viewers.
The weapon is among the weapons supplied by Britain to Ukrainian defenders.
Solovyov – known as the “Voice of Putin” and wearing body armor – visited the war-torn city with the separatist leader of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, Denis Pushilin.
He was seen at the Ilyich metal factory from where a large group of fighters – including foreigners – surrendered last month.
Solovyov brought the captured NLAW weapon to Moscow and presented it to his viewers.
“Here is this little toy. She’s there. Can you see well?
“She’s a British NLAW. Here’s the body of the British NLAW if anyone has any doubts.
“It’s written here. Here, the curiosities…
“Here’s the viewfinder [but it was taken by the defenders].”
Solovyov recently threatened to wipe ‘fat’ Britain off the map with Vladimir Putin’s new 208-ton, 15,880mph hypersonic ‘Satan-2’ intercontinental ballistic missile.
“It turned out that a Sarmat means less of a Britain,” pro-Putin TV presenter Vladimir Solovyov said in a crass remark to viewers threatening to blast the UK to smithereens.
In another recent episode, studio guest Karen Shakhnazarov, head of Mosfilm Studios and famed Russian director, warned of a scary post-war future for Putin, referring to the new pro-army ‘Z’ sign, compared by critics to a swastika.
“The enemies of the letter ‘Z’ must understand that there will be no mercy for them,” he said.
“Concentration camps, re-education and sterilization. This is all serious.
Showing the TV presenter in parts of Mariupol, Pushilin said:
“[We] talked to locals on the streets of the city.
“Despite his outfit, Vladimir Solovyov was recognized, asked for autographs and kissed.
“This is Vladimir Solovyov’s first trip to the Donbass.
“I’m convinced it’s not the last.”
Soloviev has been sanctioned by the West for his ties to Putin.
Two vacation villas he owns in Italy were attacked by protesters.