Russian state television channel Crackpot claims that Britain has provided so much aid to Ukraine that the population is now starving and forced to eat squirrels.
- Olga Skabeyeva, host of the talk show 60 Minutes, made the claim earlier this week.
- The claim comes from an unrelated guide that advocates eating gray squirrels.
A Russian state television channel claimed this week that the British are being forced to eat squirrels because of the money going to Ukraine.
Olga Skabeyeva, host of the talk show 60 Minutes, said restaurants in Britain were ‘serving squirrels’ due to ‘food shortages’.
He also claimed that the British were happy to eat squirrels even though they were still supplying ‘howitzers’ to the Ukraine.
It comes after forest management company Three Atop recommended eating gray squirrels as a way to control their population.
But the company’s head of conservation, Kerry Hosegood, responded to the claims, saying the times ‘it’s not controversial to eat them’.
Olga Skabeyeva, host of the talk show 60 Minutes, said restaurants in Britain were “serving squirrels” because of a “national food shortage”.
Miss Skabeyeva said: ‘It was revealed today that some restaurants in once Britain will serve squirrels.
‘In view of the fact that there are many animals in the parks, why not eat them, considering the scarcity of food?
‘They are not going back on the decision to help Zelenskyy, to supply weapons. That is, they will eat squirrels, but they will still supply howitzers.
Skabayeva is one of Russia’s most prominent propagandists and frequently advocates extreme positions on the war in Ukraine.
The UK has been one of the earliest and most vocal supporters of Ukraine since Russia invaded the country in February 2022.
It has committed £2.2bn worth of military aid from February 2022, as well as training and humanitarian support.