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Protest in Makhachkala: Intelligence names real goals of Russian anti-Semitic actions

Protest in Makhachkala: Intelligence names real goals of Russian anti-Semitic actions Andrii Yusov, a representative of the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine (Photo: RBC-Ukraine, Vitalii Nosach)

Anti-Israeli spontaneous actions and rallies have been taking place in Russia recently, not only in Dagestan, although the events in Makhachkala became a certain climax. They were under the control of special services and had specific goals, Andrii Yusov, a representative of the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine (DIU), stated in an interview with RBC-Ukraine.

The Defense Intelligence representative noted that a series of anti-Semitic and xenophobic actions swept through the North Caucasus, which is under the control of Russia.

"Russia has been, from time immemorial, since the times of Tsarist Russia, one of the key centers of xenophobia and anti-Semitism in the world. The massive Jewish pogroms of the early twentieth century, which were controlled and organized by Russian special services - at that time by the Tsarist Okhranka - are a very vivid testimony, as are the events happening today," Yusov emphasized.

The representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate called the Putin regime in Russia xenophobic and anti-Semitic.

"How often the Russian dictator or someone like him mentions the Jewish origin of the Ukrainian president, how often these notes sound in various statements by Lavrov (Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, - ed.) and other official figures of the Russian Federation - this is additional confirmation," he explained.

It would be naive to imagine that in dictatorial Russia, where people are imprisoned for comments on social networks and solitary pickets with empty sheets of paper, adult men can suddenly gather and start smashing something, and the law enforcement structures will silently watch, Yusov added.

"It is an organized process. Its tasks and goals can be different. Like in the case of the fake about Western weapons in Hamas, an attempt to involve Ukraine here is an absurd way," the spokesman said.

At the same time, the representative of the DIU suggested that these could also be internal Russian processes, as there are "certain confrontations" within the power structures of the Russian Federation.

"Because these events, like the coup attempt by Prigozhin (head of the Wagner PMC Yevgeny Prigozhin, - ed.), personally for Putin and his regime, are a severe blow. Dictatorship is ready to endure from within and often from outside if this dictatorship ensures some stability and control over the territory it governs," Yusov said.

He added that the Russian dictator once again demonstrated that he guarantees nothing.

"And if this regime does not guarantee security even to the people who support it, then what is the point?" the representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate pointed out.

The military intelligence press officer also suggested that this could be a provocation to increase repression and suppress potential protest sentiments in the North Caucasus, in the territory of Dagestan, Chechnya - the peoples and republics that are most ready to continue the struggle for their independence and rights.

"Recall that the Russian Federation remains a prison for dozens of colonized peoples that are now part of this imperial formation," Yusov added.

Pogroms in Makhachkala

Recall that on October 29, a crowd of Dagestanis broke into the airport in Makhachkala in Dagestan (Russia), where Israelis were supposed to land. Participants in the anti-Semitic action were looking for Jews there. As a result of the pogroms, 20 people were injured.

After that, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova accused Ukraine of "organizing pogroms." The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine rejected such accusations and called them an attempt to shift responsibility from a sick head to a healthy one. At the same time, the US State Department called the Russians' involvement absurd.