FILE PHOTO: Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a joint news conference by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in Moscow, Russia February 18, 2022. Sputnik/Sergey Guneev/Kremlin via REUTERS
March 17, 2022
LONDON (Reuters) – The Kremlin on Thursday said many people in Russia were proving to be “traitors” and pointed to those who would quit their jobs and leave the country.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov made the comments a day after President Vladimir Putin issued a harsh warning to Russian “traitors” whom he says the West wants to use as a “fifth column” to destroy the country.
“In such difficult times … many people show their true colors. Very many people show themselves, as we say in Russian, as traitors,” Peskov told reporters in a conference call.
“You disappear from society yourself. Some people leave their posts, some leave active professional life, some leave the country and move to other countries. This is how this purification happens.”
He was referring to Putin’s comment on Wednesday that Russia will undergo a natural and necessary “self-cleansing” as people are able to “distinguish the true patriots from the scum and the traitors.”
(This story changes “Russian” to “Russia” in the headline.)
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