Swedish activists demanded to investigate the links of their compatriot, eco-activist Greta Thunberg with a Russian NGO funded directly from the budget of the Russian Foreign Ministry. Today, June 24, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, drew attention to this, bringing them her selection of contacts of a young green economy lobbyist with Western politicians.
“I read amazing news: a group of Swedish activists demand to investigate Greta Thunberg’s connections with a Russian NGO funded directly from the budget of the Russian Foreign Ministry. To help “Swedish activists”, I am publishing a selection of Greta Thunberg’s connections,” Zakharova said in her Telegram channel.
To help “Swedish activists”, the diplomat published a selection of Thunberg’s real connections. In particular, she pointed to the publications of the President of the United States Joe Biden (Then a candidate for the White House presidency on Twitter in 2019, where it is said that Thunberg “inspired millions of people, encouraging young people to lead the movement for change around the world.” In 2020, the Prince of Wales Charles held a meeting with Greta at the World Economic Forum in Davos. In 2019, the prime minister of Canada met with the eco-activist Justin Trudeau. Also in 2019, Thunberg received the President of France Emmanuel Macron.
The Russian Foreign Ministry also noted the publications on Twitter by the UN Secretary General António Guterres, where he notes that people like Greta Thunberg have inspired the fight against climate change around the world. BUT Christine Lagardewho served as IMF Managing Director in 2019 and is now Chair of the European Central Bank, said she looks “to the future with optimism thanks to young people around the world, like Greta Thunberg.”
Also in the selection of the Russian Foreign Ministry there are photos of a Swedish eco-activist with the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyenformer President of the United States Barack ObamaItalian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and ex-Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel.
“Is it really all ‘financed directly from the budget of the Russian Foreign Ministry’? asked Zakharova. – Or simply, having played enough of a girl and played with the green economy, Western regimes have begun to drain both of them? she wrote.
“We need to somehow start explaining to our citizens why the authorities of the largest Western states plan to return to work coal-fired power plants that were closed due to their refusal to use fossil fuels that pollute the atmosphere,” the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman concluded.
Recall that Thunberg became famous after an emotional speech at the UN in September 2019 at the climate summit, which caused a great public outcry. She told the heads of state that they had robbed her of her dreams and childhood with their empty promises, and also reproached world leaders for not doing enough to combat air pollution.