Putin’s vile TV attack dogs have made a series of sexist slurs about Liz Truss, calling the Tory frontrunner ‘delusional’ and claiming that she ‘belongs in the kitchen’ – after she warned that Russia ‘cannot prevail’ in its war on Ukraine.
The coverage of Britain’s leadership election has turned increasingly misogynistic after the UK’s Foreign Secretary said the Kremlin could not be allowed to get away with its barbaric invasion of its neighbour.
‘Liz Truss doesn’t belong in politics, but in the kitchen,’ said Igor Korotchenko, an analyst on Rossiya One.
Korotchenko said Truss should ‘demonstrate a woman’s best qualities’ and not ‘behave like a vulgar woman at a political striptease show’.
He also called Truss ‘uneducated’ and ‘dangerous’, hinting that he preferred her opponent Rishi Sunak, the former UK chancellor who is looking to replace sitting Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has promised to step down in September.
He also claimed Truss said she would start a nuclear war with Russia. The remarks could have been an allusion to the Foreign Secretary vowing to push ahead with renewing Trident, the UK’s nuclear programme, if she becomes Prime Minister.
Meanwhile, the figurehead of Putin’s propagandists Vladimir Solovyov, accused Truss of starting a religious war after Britain announced sanctions on the patriarch of the Russian Orthodox church.
‘She has such delusions of grandeur. Such phantasmagoric audacity is unheard of since the times of the Tartars and the Mongols,’ he said. ‘Who does she think she is?’
Russian state pundits attacked Truss, calling her ‘uneducated’ and ‘dangerous’ compared with leadership rival Rishi Sunak
The pundits accused Truss of ‘religious war’ after Britain sanctioned Russian Orthodoxy
Russian media is often openly misogynistic about Europe’s female leaders
Reserve colonel Igor Korotchenko, editor-in-chief of Russia’s National Defence magazine (right) said ‘Liz Truss doesn’t belong in politics, but in the kitchen,’ and claimed the Tory contender was ‘uneducated’, ‘dangerous’ and a less ‘reasonable’ candidate than Rishi Sunak
Head Putin propogandist Vladimir Solovyov (pictured), Truss of starting a religious war after Britain announced sanctions on the patriarch of the Russian Orthodox church.
Liz Truss offered her assurance that Ukraine would have ‘no greater ally’ than Britain if she enters Number 10
The pundits pointed to Truss’ reaction to Talk TV new anchor Kate McCann fainting on air as an example of her weakness.
The fall caused the Foreign Secretary to hold her face in shock and exclaim: ‘Oh my God!’
Less than 20 per cent of Russia’s MPs are women, reported the Telegraph, who quoted analysts saying that the attack on Truss should not come as a surprise.
Russian pundits often attack Europe’s female leaders — including Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin.
On Saturday, Truss’ campaign team set out her agenda for keeping Britain ‘safe’ after the ongoing war in Ukraine reached six months since Putin’s army attempted to seize Kyiv by force.
‘We thought that peace and stability were inevitable – but they aren’t,’ she said ‘The era of complacency is over.
We are living in an increasingly dangerous world and our security is under more threat than it has been in decades.
‘We need to make sure that Britain has the deterrents it needs to lead the global efforts to tackle aggression from the likes of Russia and other authoritarian regimes.’
The Foreign Secretary would see through the renewal of Britain’s nuclear deterrent, which is ‘the ultimate guarantee of our sovereignty’, her campaign said.
She would also update the Integrated Review of defence and foreign policy to ‘reflect the evolving geopolitical landscape and increased malevolent activity that we have seen since it was first published in 2021’.
The pundits pointed to Truss’ reaction to Talk TV new anchor Kate McCann, pictured in the centre, fainting on air as an example of her weakness. She exclaimed ‘oh my God!’ after watching the host collapse
Ms Truss said the country must rise to a ‘generation-defining moment for freedom, security and liberty’.
She added: ‘We simply cannot allow aggressors to think they will go unchallenged.’
Mr Sunak has said he views the Nato defence spending target of 2% of GDP as a ‘floor and not a ceiling’ and noted that spending is set to rise to 2.5% ‘over time’, but has refused to set ‘arbitrary’ goals.
Speaking at the penultimate leadership hustings in Norwich on Thursday, he said: ‘If Liz is here, as she probably said in her speech, she will invest 3% of GDP.
‘Now, I’m not going to say that, not because I don’t believe in investing in our armed forces, of course I do, and my record demonstrates that.
‘It’s just I don’t believe in arbitrary targets when it comes to something as serious as the security of our realm.’
It comes days after Truss vowed to declassify more intelligence on Russian activity, if she becomes prime minister next month, in a bid to further expose Putin’s ‘lies’.
She has publicly recommitted British support for Ukraine should she replace Johnson in Downing Street.
It has been reported that Truss is considering making a trip to Ukraine one of her first acts in office in a public show of support for Kyiv.
Sunak, also pledging Britain’s assistance to the embattled nation despite the outcome of the leadership contest, wrote an open letter in the Kyiv Post newspaper offering his reassurance to Ukrainians of continued UK support.
It has now been six months since Russia launched its latest brutal invasion on Ukraine, with the Foreign Secretary insisting that ‘Putin cannot prevail’ with his military assault
Ms Truss vowed to declassify more MI6 intelligence on Russian activity, if she becomes prime minister next month