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Backlash on social media forced Nicola Sturgeon to remove a post about “eliminated” Russian soldiers.

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has deleted her tweet about “eliminated” Russian soldiers in Ukraine after accusations of “glorifying war”.

On Tuesday, Sturgeon retweeted a Ukrainian Defense Ministry post. It claimed that the “total combat losses of the enemy” included “41,170 of eliminated personnel.”

As the Ukrainian military’s post had a quote from Scottish poet Robert Burns’ ‘Scots Wha Hae’, once considered as Scotland’s unofficial national anthem, Sturgeon added a hashtag ‘robertburns’ to the post, along with ‘#solidarity’ and a Ukrainian flag.

“The First Minister of Scotland should not be glorifying war,” Labour MSP Mercedes Villalba tweeted, adding that it is possible to oppose it without “celebrating” the deaths of people and that Sturgeon should delete the post and apologize for it.

Another user wondered on Twitter how the Scottish minister can “glorify the deaths” of Russian soldiers, who are “someone’s sons, brothers, fathers.”

Following the wave of negative comments on social media, the first minister removed the post, but it hasn’t stopped the flow of criticism.

Villalba noted that there still “has been no explanation or apology” from Sturgeon and urged the first minister to “make it clear that celebrating lives lost to war is both reckless and wrong.”

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Another Twitter user called Sturgeon’s tweet “deeply disgraceful” and said that “despite its removal, this says so much about her Western militarist mindset.”

Some commenters went even further, calling on Sturgeon to “resign immediately” over her “disgusting” comment. “She calls them ‘enemy’ are we at war?” one of the posts said.

Moscow has not updated the numbers of its troop losses since March, when it reported 1,351 military personnel killed. In June, the head of the Russian Duma’s Defense Committee, Andrey Kartapolov, claimed that, due to changes in military strategy, the Russian Army has “practically ceased to lose people.”

Kiev has not disclosed its total military losses either but claims that the figure is several times lower than Russia’s.

Russia sent troops into Ukraine on February 24, citing Kiev’s failure to implement the Minsk agreements, designed to give the regions of Donetsk and Lugansk special status within the Ukrainian state. The protocols, brokered by Germany and France, were first signed in 2014. Former Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko has since admitted that Kiev’s main goal was to use the ceasefire to buy time and “create powerful armed forces.”

In February 2022, the Kremlin recognized the Donbass republics as independent states and demanded that Ukraine officially declare itself a neutral country that will never join any Western military bloc. Kiev insists the Russian offensive was completely unprovoked.

Source:RT News

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  1. Sturgeon; a fresh water bottom feeding fish harvested for it’s eggs which are used in caviar.

    Someone like Sturgeon does not have the mentality to realise that she is actually on the WRONG side of history.
    Noteworthy is the fact that she listed the ‘Russian Casualties’ and never listed the ‘Ukrainian Casualties’ which are estimated to be five times that of the Russian number.

    In just the first six weeks of the Special Operation, more Ukrainian men of military service age have died in the Ukrainian Army than the Americans killed in Vietnam over a period of 10 years (*58,902).
    (*This number does not include the 174,811 Vietnam Veteran suicides post-service…or those who have died from Agent Orange poisoning and / or AO residues…)

  2. Nicola Sturgeon may have been stoned thinking Ukraine as Scotland and Russia as England. She is such a woke hypocrite.

  3. I never believed that women where ever the kind caring half of humanity, anyone that does has never grew up in an abusive home or had Liberal parents.

  4. I vote that all these leaders fight their own wars and send their own families to do their dirty work. The citizens of the world don’t want wars. These globalists have done nothing but poke Putin for years. The fact he hasn’t reacted earlier says more about him.

    The response to her tweet should tell these globalist parasites that people are waking up and not seeing Russia as the enemy here like they have tried to make us believe.

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