Russia’s bloody ‘Butcher of Mariupol’ and a host of Kremlin television executives have been added to Britain’s sanctions list.
Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev, who ordered a strike on a theatre that killed 300 civilians, is among 14 people and organisations hit in the latest wave of punitive economic measures unveiled by Foreign Secretary Liz Truss.
The latest names added to the sanctions list include propagandist Sergey Brilev and Kremlin-funded TV-Novosti, which owns the RT news channel.
Aleksandr Zharov, chief executive of Gazprom-Media, Alexey Nikolov the managing director of RT, and Anton Anisimov, the head of Sputnik International Broadcasting were also sanctioned.
Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said: ‘Putin’s war on Ukraine is based on a torrent of lies. Britain has helped lead the world in exposing Kremlin disinformation, and this latest batch of sanctions hits the shameless propagandists who push out Putin’s fake news and narratives.
‘We will keep on going with more sanctions to ramp up the pressure on Russia and ensure Putin loses in Ukraine. Nothing and no one is off the table.’
Mizintsev is facing demands for a war crimes prosecution over the attack on the theatre which killed 300.
Video released at the weekend showed injured civilians at the Donetsk Regional Drama Theatre after it was near-totally destroyed by Russian bombs aimed at building on March 16 despite a large inscription saying ‘children’ being clearly visible on the pavement outside.
In a chilling intercepted phone call he also appeared to berate a junior officer for not cutting off the ears of a private who had been caught not wearing his uniform properly.
Olexander Scherba, Ukraine’s ex-Austrian ambassador, this week branded Mizintsev the ‘Butcher of Mariupol’ while Oleksandra Matviichuk, head of Ukraine’s Centre for Civil Liberties, called on him to face war charges.
A Foreign Office source said: ‘Liz wants to keep on hitting Putin with sanctions to debilitate the Russian war economy and put Ukraine in the strongest possible negotiating position. There’ll be plenty more sanctions to come.’
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Zambians Lambast Nigerian Prophet Seer1 For Asking Their President To Be A Dictator
Zambians on social media have come after controversial Nigerian Man of God Andrew Ejimadu alias Seer1 who also calls himself as the Don of Power for calling out President Hakainde Hichilema to be a dictator if he is to succeed in making Zambia the better country.
Yesterday, Seer1 called on Hichilema to take off his gloves and unleash a little bit of dictatorship, according to him youths would understand him because they are the ones gasping for a better Zambia.
According to Seer1, Hichilema’s vision to make Zambia prosper is being shadowed by his predecessor Edgar Chagwa Lungu’s loyalist who are still in control of public offices such as the judiciary.
“You cannot expect someone employed or appointed by Lungu to be loyal to you. It’s a lie,” he told Hichilema, adding that “Just like Paul Kagame of Rwanda, it’s time for you to throw away your gloves and unleash a little bit of dictatorship, believe me, the youths will understand.”
This did not settle well with Zambians who plainly told him that affairs of the Zambian government are not his to worry and that they do not need a dictator to make Zambia a great country.
Below are some of the comments from Zambians.
Lazarous Siwakwi; “Then it will not be a rule of law, and just accept that everything happening now is not fighting corruption but fighting your enemies and everything we see now is coming from state house plus all ACC try and error is the president try and error, if you want you can say it’s not true but all the indicators are now pointing to this.”
õhñ Mķ Mkandawirę; “It will not be too late before Zambia is colonized by Prophets of Nigeria.”
Gracy Kays Kakoka; “Zambians repeat after me….we are foolish and stupid coz we are agreeing with him!”
John Sikaonga; “We don’t need a dictator in this country what is the problem with this seer 1 has God forgotten us he kills people who fail to follow his demonic ideas and he wants our president to be a dictator shame God help us.”
Winston Banda; “Don’t bring anachronistic in Zambia we are different country not Nigeria where humans are killed like dogs every day.”
Watch|| Sex Workers Confront Man Who Paid One Of Them With A Fake Transfer After Chopping Her
An embarrassing moment where a man was confronted by a group of sex workers after he paid their colleague with fake bank transfer, was captured in a video which has since gone viral.
According to reports, the man had made the fake transfer to one of the call girls the previous night and absconded.
Unfortunately for him, the lady in question and her friends caught up with him at a parking lot the next day demanded for their money.
The incident according to reports occurred in Asaba, Delta state.