Ivan Eismant promised to either resign or shoot himself if the Belarusian state media got caught in a lie

Ivan Eismant, the head of the Belteleradiocompany, said on air at the “Editors Club” program that the Belarusian state media are the most honest in the world

Ivan Eismant, the head of the Belteleradiocompany, said on air at the “Editors Club” program that the Belarusian state media are the most honest in the world.

"If we had been caught in such an outright lie as many times as CNN has been noticed over a year and a half, I should probably write a letter of resignation or , in the old times, even shoot myself," Eismant said.

The “Sly News” team refuses to take responsibility for the possible suicide of the head of the Belteleradiocompany.

Nevertheless, we have been debunking the fakes of Belarusian propaganda every week for several years now. And here's another fresh fake from Ivan Eismant himself.  On the Belarus-1 TV channel, which Eismant runs, he "exposed" the British intelligence services.

"It was recently revealed that in 2018 British instructors were training the Ukrainian military in the use of weapons. It happened long before the supply of anti-tank grenade launchers to Ukraine. This is evidenced by documents found by RIA Novosti in a cache in Volnovakha, Donetsk region. The training lasted from October 17 to November 2, 2018, and so on and so forth. Propaganda and lies, the Ukrainian media will say," Eismant said.

However, even Wikipedia knows that British instructors trained Ukrainian soldiers. It is not a secret. Both the Ukrainian and Russian media have been open about it for years. Here are just a few examples.

2016. Britain continued a training program for the Ukrainian military because of "provocative actions of the Russian Federation".

2018. Russian news agency Interfax reports that British instructors will train Ukrainian marines, pilots and sailors.

2019. Radio Liberty's report on British instructors training the Ukrainian military according to NATO standards.

2020. British instructors have trained more than 18,000 Ukrainian soldiers over five years

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