A Russian pundit exploded into a deranged rant over European Union female leaders whom he accused of fuelling up tensions with the Kremlin and being responsible for prolonging the war in Ukraine. He said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and other EU female leaders used to be socialists and embrace Russian communist ideology but were later corrupted by the capitalist system due to their political careers.
Igor Korotchenko told Russian state TV Russia1: "I think that whole generation of aggressive European women we're seeing them everywhere.
"Ursula Von der Leyen is one of them, too. So is the Prime Minister of Estonia, the Prime Minister of Finland.
"Those German women, who among other things are in charge of the Defence Ministry, that impolite, uneducated, Russophobic, but pretty rudely behaving social group.
"It's they who are the provocateurs and arsonists of the new war."