The Italian media regarded the statement of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation as a threat


Russia, represented by Major General Igor Konashenkov, threatens the Italian journalist Jacopo Jacoboni (Jacopo Iacoboni) for disliking the critical publications about the medical care that Moscow provided to Italy. So writes the Italian newspaper La Repubblica.


The difficult coexistence of “Putin's Russia” and freedom of the press this time crossed the borders of the Federation to “deflagrate” in Italy. A general in the service of the “Moscow Tsar” strongly condemns and threatens the journalist for a series of investigations concerning medical aid delivered from Russia to Italy. The publication requires the intervention of the Italian government in this matter.

Since the end of March, the Turin newspaper has published three articles by Jacobo Jacoboni, asking questions about the real goals and, above all, the actual benefits of the help sent by Moscow to fight the coronavirus.

Jacoboni's publications focus on the Russian military, who are struggling with COVID-19, as well as the supply of medical care, which is called "80% useless." What did Moscow react on April 2, 2020 with an official statement from Konashenkov published on the Facebook page of the Ministry of Defense.

In a statement, the Russian general draws attention to the fact that for two weeks the newspaper La Stampa has been trying to discredit the mission of the Russians, who were mobilized to help the Italians in difficult times.

Hiding behind the ideals of freedom of speech and pluralism of opinions, the press is fueling the Cold War, spreading fake newsreferring to “opinions” expressed by anonymous “high officials”. Moreover, the press is not afraid to use everything that the authors can come up with on the basis of the recommendations that they found in books on anti-Soviet propaganda

- wrote the head of the Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Ministry of Defense.

Konashenkov accused La Stampa of speculating, despite which, Russian experts will continue to provide assistance in the city of Bergamo and its environs, saving Italian citizens. He emphasized that no aggressive rhetoric will distract the Russians from fulfilling their mission. After which the general recommended recalling the old proverb - "who digs a hole for another, he will fall into it."

To be clearer: a bad penny always comes back

- hinted Konashenkov.

The latest expressions of the general were perceived as a threat politiciansclose to La Stampa.

One cannot but notice the inappropriate tone of certain expressions. Freedom of speech and opinion is the main value of our country.

- said the Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Mayo.
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  1. Monster_Fat Offline
    Monster_Fat (What's the difference) April 4 2020 17: 52
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    Well, La Stampa, in fact, in Italy, like the Times, can be said to be "the mouthpiece of the elite and the official authorities." If I were Konashenkov’s place, I wouldn’t continue to “throw beads in front of pigs” and use streamlined phrases, but I would simply turn off this “help”, and I would go live with the following words:

    Unfortunately, our good-neighborly help, which we uncompromisingly rendered to the Italian people at this difficult time for him, was obstructed and discredited by the list (the names of the Italians who trash Russians). In the face of constantly pouring insults on our staff in Italy, risking their lives for the Italian people, from the side (list of organizations, journalists and other names) we cannot continue to provide assistance to ordinary citizens and eliminate the tragic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic in cities (listing) . Therefore, we curtail our activities and leave for our homeland. All subsequent deaths in the region and places where we carried out our activities are entirely on our conscience (listing of names).

    Here's what to do and say. I have always said, and will continue to say, when dealing with the West, you should always name the "heroes" of the Western elite, who will tear the Russians into their hearts and do all kinds of nasty things, hiding behind "high ideals." Surnames should always be called. And besides, file a lawsuit against these names and bring this court to the end - and always demand financial compensation for “moral damage” and “discrediting the name”. In the West, “image”, “name” - this is all much more important than the financial component, and discrediting the name “is considered a very serious crime - I do not understand why people still do not understand this in Russia.
    1. sharp-lad Offline
      sharp-lad (Oleg) April 4 2020 18: 17
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      It is a pity that you can not put a mega plus for such a detailed advice. hi
    2. xilia72 Offline
      xilia72 (xantos) April 4 2020 18: 48
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      Konashenkov said that they would continue to help, no matter what.
      1. Heroes Heroes Offline
        Heroes Heroes (Sergei) April 6 2020 11: 04
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        In this ALWAYS, WAS, IS and WILL (even narrow-profile Chinese have understood this!) Is our mistake. No matter what!
    3. Observer2014 Offline
      Observer2014 April 4 2020 19: 07
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      ... why in Russia this is still not understood.

      We have a lot of people with Internet access who are ready to share their 120 dollar pension for the silly friendship of peoples. laughing Although hardly. Hanging out fool there are some under such.
      1. A.Lex Offline
        A.Lex (Secret information) April 5 2020 16: 11
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        And you, the Observer, should not be more cynical than "Some fool hang out here." Be simpler, kinder and people will reach for you!
    4. A.Lex Offline
      A.Lex (Secret information) April 5 2020 16: 09
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      Fat, you would often write such comments, then you would almost never put a “-”.
      "+" set (this time).
    5. A.Lex Offline
      A.Lex (Secret information) April 5 2020 19: 21
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      In addition, it is no secret that most of the Italian mafia legalized in the United States and gaining weight there, in turn, began to exert a strong influence on the "historical" homeland after WWII. Therefore, there is nothing to be surprised at, that the two influential newspapers are Stampa and the Republic (both are property of the Agnelli family). Why be surprised if Italy became the very first country where the mafia began to be supported by the Americans from the time they conquered the Apennine Peninsula? So they blow the tune when the Anglo-Saxons BELIEVE them!
  2. Lieutenant Rzhevsky I April 4 2020 18: 15
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    Freedom of speech and opinion is the main value of our country.

    But, as we see, not for everyone.
  3. Gennady1959 Offline
    Gennady1959 (Gennady) April 4 2020 19: 02
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    I wrote earlier that for the help of Italy, Russia will still get its own bunch of shit from Italians. But even a bunch of shit thrown in the face doesn’t teach some politicians anything. As it is in the proverb: "His eyes are on him, but he is God's dew. You need to take care of your people, not support your enemies.
    1. nikolaj1703 Offline
      nikolaj1703 (Nikolai) April 4 2020 19: 17
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      Supporters must be made of enemies, and then partners and friends. The process is not five minutes long.
  4. mor7d Offline
    mor7d (mor7d) April 4 2020 19: 15
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    asking questions about real goals

    I would also be interested to know the true purpose. It would be necessary to properly question these officers. It was announced that they are virologists? So you need to find out if this is so.
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        1. Dmitriev Offline
          Dmitriev (Kirill Dmitriev) April 5 2020 10: 57
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          And you don’t deserve more.
    2. Lieutenant Rzhevsky I April 5 2020 07: 28
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      Kuzhugetovich have already been interrogated? Have you searched Putin? Or did your prosecutors gobble up their orders? The symbol of the syndrome proudly flies above you instead of the flag, and the pea jester rules you.
    3. Dear sofa expert. April 5 2020 22: 52
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      You would have already changed your nickname, otherwise you are already reading, everyone is minus. So from you and how the troll is no use.
  5. mor7d Offline
    mor7d (mor7d) April 4 2020 19: 18
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    To be clearer: a bad penny always comes back - Konashenkov hinted

    Well, what can you take from him, this is a Soviet-Russian general, he does not know how otherwise.
    1. boriz Offline
      boriz (boriz) April 4 2020 21: 45
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      What don't you like? NATO generals, what are the lights of pacifism and humanism? Bullishly stupid, despite common sense and surrounding reality.
      The MO has only one drawback (as well as our entire foreign policy) - the excessive softness of words and deeds.
      1. mor7d Offline
        mor7d (mor7d) April 5 2020 10: 07
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        And what's not to like?

        Konashenkov thinks he is talking to you, you understand this language. Actually, what to expect from a liar and a boor.
        1. Dmitriev Offline
          Dmitriev (Kirill Dmitriev) April 5 2020 10: 58
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          And you are self-critical).
        2. Serge Tixiy Offline
          Serge Tixiy (Serge Tixiy) April 5 2020 14: 35
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          Do you have reason to call the general a liar and a boor? Are you ready to answer for this?
    2. A.Lex Offline
      A.Lex (Secret information) April 5 2020 16: 14
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      Listen, you would have figured out in your zhavyt-blakitny garden first, and then you would have climbed into a strange monastery.
  6. King3214 Offline
    King3214 (Sergius) April 4 2020 20: 58
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    La Repubblica, like La Stampa, have one and the same Owner - the Italian-American concern.
    Where are the main, of course, the Americans.
    Therefore, do not pay attention to the false writings of this pro-American slop leaf.
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    bear040 April 4 2020 22: 22
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    Only Italian officials who have complete knowledge of it, and not an Russophobia-sick upstart from a tabloid newspaper, can correctly assess the benefits of the assistance provided by Russia to Italy ... I also have a study ... There are such researchers on every corner, most often with drunken faces, and Italy is no exception ...
  8. cmonman Offline
    cmonman (Garik Mokin) April 4 2020 22: 28
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    What did Russia send to Italy?
    “Beware of the bad Samaritans”
    “China and Russia are sending medical care to Italy and other countries affected by the coronavirus, but their motives are not so altruistic.”

    https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/03/30/russia-china-coronavirus-geopolitics/

    The Russian government sent nine planes and more than 100 experts along with medicines to Italy. Initially not receiving help from other EU member states, Italy in desperation, the fourth largest contributor to the EU budget, turned to Russia. (Germany, France and Austria have since sent millions of masks to Italy; the Czech Republic sent several thousand protective suits. Germany sent dozens of Italian and French patients to German hospitals. Poland sent twelve doctors.). However, when the long-awaited Russian delivery arrived, Italians found that the vast majority of deliveries were useless for coronavirus treatment. It was like the plot of the movie Occupied, a popular Norwegian television series about the mysterious capture of Norway.
    “Of these Russian deliveries, 80 percent were completely useless or of little use for Italy. In other words, delivery was more of an excuse, ”said an Italian government official to the leading newspaper La Stampa. According to the official, the Russian supply contained, for example, equipment for bacteriological disinfection and a field laboratory for chemical and biological sterilization, and not the fans and ind.protection equipment that the Italians need so badly. ”

    My opinion is “La Stampa” is right. If you want to help, ask WHAT, and send what they ask, otherwise - propaganda.
    1. boriz Offline
      boriz (boriz) April 4 2020 22: 37
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      Of these Russian deliveries, 80 percent were completely useless or of little use for Italy.

      So what was useless or of little use for Italy? Did you need to transport your health care there?
      The specifics are needed.
      1. cmonman Offline
        cmonman (Garik Mokin) April 5 2020 02: 22
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        The specifics are needed. Otherwise it's just throwing shit on the fan.

        Want specifics? From your press? Read in the original (ital.) Or in the translation (eng.), Otherwise you will shoot noodles for days !! I give advice - a convenient time to learn a foreign language, being in quarantine. lol
    2. boriz Offline
      boriz (boriz) April 4 2020 23: 55
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      And again, with whom should we coordinate? With La Stampa? I strongly doubt that our people were lucky without coordination with the authorities. Our military is quite sane. Unlike La Stampa and some of our commentators.
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        cmonman (Garik Mokin) April 5 2020 16: 44
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        Our military is quite sane.

        My friend in the early 70s was on a long trip to Cuba. Cuba purchased from the USSR airfield equipment, which was delivered. The equipment included 2 (!) Snowplows.
        The Cubans admired them, but did not know how to apply ...
        1. boriz Offline
          boriz (boriz) April 5 2020 16: 51
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          Do you not see the difference between Cuba of the 70s and present-day Italy?
          Anecdotes can be told about any army. This is a very specific structure. In the Soviet army there was no habit of counting money. But almost half a century has passed since then. I also served in 85-87. in the SA building officer. Believe me, a lot of impressions.
          And the US military has a famous nickname pin ... sys did not come from the gigantic body of their command.
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            cmonman (Garik Mokin) April 5 2020 17: 31
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            Do you not see the difference between Cuba of the 70s and present-day Italy?

            I see. Both there and there they sent useful and junk. Only the percentage of usefulness in Cuba was much higher than in Italy. In Italy, 80% is useless.
    3. Dear sofa expert. April 5 2020 23: 00
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      But what about the Italians, moreover, that as a result of Russian help, their NATO allies also combed their conscience? Italians generally shitty people. Betrayal and venality are their national trait. They do not even consider it shameful. Here are Caesar’s last words too: And you, Brutt?
    4. Heroes Heroes Offline
      Heroes Heroes (Sergei) April 6 2020 10: 57
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      Do not help or offer. The most correct approach! Bastards themselves have to disassemble and die.
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    GRF April 5 2020 05: 34
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    I took a hand, do not say that I'm not dumb.

    What has been started must be brought to victory, to the point that he himself determined, and not someone else from the "good" motives. It is in our interests that this pandemic be stopped, but there are those who are getting rich on it.

    Whatever the spiteful say, but the growth of diseases in Italy has been slowing for several days in a row, which has not yet been observed in Spain, Britain, the USA, Germany ... Although, unfortunately, it is not as strong as in South Korea.

    And yes, that’s right, it’s not clear to spiteful critics, through a court of law, to compensate the brains with monetary compensations, to fill the budget of the Russian Federation, and why the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Ministry of Justice or the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Economy do not do this.
    Probably, the Moscow Region needs to be connected, a unit of lawyers should be created and sent to all courts to defend the honor and dignity of the Russian Federation.
    1. oracul Offline
      oracul (leonid) April 5 2020 06: 46
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      Honor and dignity are protected by deeds and results. Running around the ships is not a method, all the more people say: you can’t put a scarf on each mouth. The main thing is the assessment of people, and not the opinion of the Russophobic part of the elite.
      1. Lieutenant Rzhevsky I April 5 2020 07: 31
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        Democrats only understand the blow to the holy of holies - the wallet.
      2. Heroes Heroes Offline
        Heroes Heroes (Sergei) April 6 2020 10: 51
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        Apparently, you just don’t know how everything is arranged there. They don’t give a damn about ordinary people (however, as elsewhere), they are needed only to legalize an elected scam.
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    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) April 5 2020 09: 23
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    It seems that everything is "hybrid" ...
  11. kriten Offline
    kriten (Vladimir) April 5 2020 13: 18
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    Nobody will appreciate the help of Russia, but this help will definitely intensify hatred towards it. Neither the EU nor the United States will be able to live without the image of an ardent enemy preparing to attack them already next week. Otherwise, everything will turn upside down. Preparation for war is the basis of the life of their ruling class and its huge incomes.
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    Warrior April 5 2020 15: 32
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    Strange ... that means the Italians can write all kinds of garbage, and the Russian general cannot even be answered?
    Yes, "strange" in Italy and the West is "freedom of speech."
    In the place of Russia, I would recall the Russian assistance to Italy - let it be provided by Italian journalists ...
    1. Lieutenant Rzhevsky I April 5 2020 19: 21
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      Quote: Warrior
      Yes, "strange" in Italy and the West is "freedom of speech."

      Quite a democratic "freedom" of speech.
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    Roarv (Robert) April 5 2020 20: 48
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    Europe did not like. ......
    Grenadiers of Suvorov
    Hussars of Kutuzov,
    Cossacks Brusilova
    Infantry and Tanks Zhukov ...
    And here you all think that Doctors are virologists, and Shoigu will like Auto RHBZ ....
    They understand the language of good when they are looked at by a Russian bayonet in the bridge of their nose .....
  14. KAMIKADZE_2 Offline
    KAMIKADZE_2 (KAMIKADZE divine) April 5 2020 21: 57
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    Better helped their people in Italy. People need help and support in difficult times.
  15. Yuri Mikhailovsky (Yuri Mikhailovsky) April 6 2020 01: 54
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    But how could it be otherwise? We are waiting for the world series: “America Saves Europe”, series One: “Life is back” - about the US struggle to save Italy from Chinese and Russian bio-aggression. Italy applauds!
    1. Warrior Offline
      Warrior April 6 2020 08: 09
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      I think it will be so - the Americans and Europe will go to Heroes and winners, and Russia and China - to the losers ....
      ... already in Texas, American (global) organizations announced the creator and distributor of China coronavirus and billed him $ 20 trillion ....
      Findings will soon begin about who finally created this man-made coronavirus and who will pay ALL the losses ....
      I stock up on popcorn.
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    Potapov (Valery) April 6 2020 08: 43
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    Cough, but provoke ...
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    Heroes Heroes (Sergei) April 6 2020 10: 47
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    Degradants, defeatists, scum and scum. However, why am I only talking about pasta? Europe is almost all like that! And we (or rather, our leadership) forgot the old, good proverb -

    No good deed goes unpunished!