The Sputnik propaganda agency accused the president, Alberto Fernández, of “betraying” his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, after the president’s criticism of the invasion of Ukraine at a press conference given with German Foreign Minister Olaf Scholz. as part of his tour of Europe.
“The hypocrisy and betrayal of Argentine President Alberto Fernández to Putin has no limits”, is the title of the article in its Spanish version, signed by Javier Benítez.
In the letter, the agency criticizes the actions of the Argentine official. “The level of betrayal by the Argentine president towards his Russian counterpart is beyond doubt,” the article states.
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The note assures that Russia was “the great help of Argentina by supplying Sputnik V vaccines to combat the pandemic”, and criticizes the meeting of the Argentine president with the Federal Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz and for having promoted the expulsion of Russia from the Council of Rights Humans.
“The president of a country with 37.3% of the population living below the poverty line and where many millions do not have access to food, intends to sell food to Germany,” questions the publication.
He also criticizes the president for offering the country an alternative to Russian gas: “On the other hand, Fernández offers him gas from Vaca Muerta, which he defined as ‘the second most important unconventional gas reserve’ in the world.”
“In other words, it is going to offer shale gas to a country like Germany, which has supposedly signed certain commitments to the environment and the 2030 Agenda. As the phrase goes, the need has the face of a heretic,” he questions.
In addition, in the same publication, he mentions some of Fernández’s tweets in which he shows his position against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. “Russia’s demilitarization and denazification mission in its neighboring country, which it has described as ‘immoral’, ‘aggression against Ukraine,’” states the article and continues: “In this way, it endorses the genocide of Kyiv in Donbas, since the Nazi battalions that executed him for the last eight years.”
The Argentine president was accused of having a “selective memory” for not taking into account the help that the country received from Russia. “For a few coins, whatever?”, he points out about the business that Argentina hopes to do with different European countries.
A doctor in Political Science, Bruno Lima Rocha Beaklini, added that “he cannot explain” the president’s actions. “I don’t understand those things. One thinks, Argentina was in ruin, had no vaccines, and was ‘hung’ by the IMF when Russia helped him. The Bolsonaro foreign ministry, which is a disaster, behaved a little better because he did everything possible not to condemn Russia”, Beaklini said in the note.
In conclusion, he pointed out that “the attitude does not make any sense” and argued that “maybe it is for a renegotiation offer with the IMF from the European Union, maybe it is for a proposal to purchase grains and primary products of Argentina”.