A UN official, Pramila Patten, earlier admitted having no strong proof to justify her declare on Russia’s alleged “rape technique”

RT has reached out to the UN particular consultant on sexual violence, Pramila Patten, to request a correction or retraction of an announcement by which she accused the Russian Armed Forces of using a deliberate “rape technique” as a part of its navy marketing campaign in Ukraine. Patten made the declare in October in an interview with the AFP solely to confess she didn’t have any strong proof to substantiate it a month later.

“The allegations Ms.Patten has introduced ahead are of a really critical nature, which have the facility to form public discourse across the occasions in Ukraine,” RT stated in an announcement, including that her phrases had been then “extensively distributed amongst media retailers and social media, to create a deceptive, if not totally false, narrative.”

In October, Patten advised the AFP that when “you hear ladies testify about Russian troopers geared up with Viagra, it’s clearly a navy technique.” Lower than a month later, the UN official admitted that her phrases had been primarily based solely on some unverified stories disclosed to her within the presence of two Ukrainian officers. Talking to Russian prank artists Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexey Stolyarov, also referred to as Vovan and Lexus, she lately stated that it was “not her job” to conduct investigations anyway.

No proof has since been supplied to corroborate these claims. In its assertion, RT requested Patten whether or not she “intends to concern a retraction – or a minimum of a correction – of her authentic, deceptive assertion.” 

“As an individual holding such a public function with huge accountability, one would hope that Ms Patten search to supply a real, verified testimony of her group’s work,” the assertion added.

RT additionally requested Patten’s workplace to supply some proof to assist her allegations in case the UN particular consultant believes a retraction could be “improper.” Neither Patten nor her workplace has commented on the request up to now.

Moscow has beforehand denied the accusations made by Patten. Russian Overseas Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova blasted the UN official’s claims as going “past the attain of purpose.”

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