My war blogger is hurting
Russian propagandist injured in Ukraine
10/23/2022, 10:50 pm
He is one of the best-known Russian propagandists: now Semyon Bekov has been injured by a counter-mine in the Donbass. The 37-year-old is not the first war supporter to fall victim to such an explosive device.
Russian war blogger and propagandist Semyon Bekov, according to his online project “Wargonzo“Wounded in Ukraine. Bekov was wounded in the leg by the so-called “butterfly mine” near the village of Vodianoy in the Donetsk region, the Telegram channel “Varkonzo” reported. His life is not in danger.
Bego was later reported to be in good spirits and the surgery was a success. He will have to use crutches for the next six to eight weeks. “This is the price of a dangerous profession. But everything will be fine, we will win,” Bekov said in a picture shared on his channel in a hospital bed.
Bekov was one of Russia’s most prolific propagandists. Compared to state television, he presents a harsher picture of the war in Ukraine online. Pegow launched his “WarGonzo” project as a YouTube channel in 2017. He now has more than a million followers on Telegram. The Daily Mail once described him as “Putin’s war tourist”. Before “WarGonzo,” Pegow worked for pro-government online media and worked with Russian troops in Syria to illegally annex Crimea. In 2014 he was honored by Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin for his “objective reporting”.
Bekov is not the first Russian pro-war lawyer to suffer from the “butterfly mine.” The political activist arrived in August Zemfira Sulaimanova One such Lepestok PFM-1 died in Donbass from an explosive device. The 25-year-old campaigned on TikTok for the imperialist agenda of the National-Bolshevik party “Other Russia”.
“Butterfly mines” are small anti-personnel mines typically deployed by aircraft, rockets, or artillery shells. The Lebestak PFM-1 dates back to the Soviet era and can be found in Russian and Ukrainian arsenals. Moscow says Kiev uses mines in Donbass. For information of the British Secret Service Explosive devices are used in Russia.
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