U.S. Embassy in Ukraine stresses dangers posed by Russian propaganda
The Embassy of the United States of America in Ukraine recalled of the dangers of propaganda circulated by the Russian Federation.
The relevant video was posted by the U.S. Embassy on Twitter, Ukrinform reports.
The video shows websites that debunk Russian propaganda myths. In particular, in one of the shots there is an infamous sham report of a "crucified boy" in Donbas, earlier aired on Russian television. The voice-over explains that Russia is now using the same propaganda tactics.
"We’ve seen this gaslighting before. When Russia invaded Ukraine in 2014, it claimed that Ukraine was the aggressor, justifying pre-planned military action. And again, today, we see a significant effort to push propaganda against Ukraine, NATO, and the United States," the narrator said.
It should be recalled that since the onset of Russian aggression against Ukraine, several media projects have been created aimed to debunk myths and fake news spread by the Russian propaganda machine. Among such anti-propaganda platforms are StopFake, InformNapalm, and others. Part of the video posted by the U.S. Embassy is in fact based on the said platforms’ materials.
As Ukrinform reported earlier, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman said that during the talks in Geneva, the Russian delegation assured that there were no plans to invade Ukraine, and that the movement of troops was about the exercises.