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How Russian propaganda wants to compromise 'points of invincibility'

Double fake news story: Russian propagandists spread information that three people died at a "point of invincibility" in Kharkiv and that the authorities ordered the Ukrainian media to cover up the tragedy

20 hours ago

Bombed-out life: how Ukrainians resist Russian assault

Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine is already in its tenth month.

1 day ago

Sexual violence of the Russian army: Woman raped only because she was Ukrainian teacher

The presentation of a film about sexual crimes committed by Russian troops has taken place in the city of Kyiv

1 day ago

How Russian propaganda tries to hide condemnation by world leaders of the Holodomor in Ukraine

A fake photo of Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki’s visit to Kyiv was circulated across Russian Telegram channels.

1 day ago

Shootings and other “brutalities.” Why Russian propaganda needs bloody news from Ukraine

The Russian propaganda machine stops at nothing to savor the details of the “atrocities of Ukrainian punishers,” regularly resorting to descriptions of the suffering of the “crucified boys” and the victims of the “Odesa Katyn.”

1 day ago

Do Russians Want War? What Is Behind Intrusive Proposals of the Kremlin “Peacekeepers”?

Fierce fighting at the front and terrorist attacks on Ukrainian cities have recently been accompanied by regular statements by Russian officials about the possibility and even the desirability of peace negotiations. 

1 day ago

Holodomor 1932 – 1933 and the Russo-Ukrainian war

In 1932-1933, the Soviet totalitarian regime committed one of its most heinous crimes — genocide. Holodomor took the lives of millions of Ukrainians. This year, the Kremlin has unleashed another war of annihilation against the Ukrainian people and does not conceal its intentions to commit genocide.

4 days ago

A Russian fake story under a foreign brand

Russian propaganda is spreading a fake video, claimed to be posted by Al Jazeera, involving an incident with Ukrainian fans that never actually happened.

4 days ago

The Kremlin does not teach its troops how to behave while surrendering

The Russian forces fighting in Ukraine are completely illiterate and ignorant when it comes to observing the internationally established rules and customs of war.

6 days ago

Lavrov and non-existent banner

Was there a map of Russia with the occupied territories of Ukraine on it at the Bali airport?

1 week ago

Banksy and 'ungrateful' Ukrainians: propaganda falsified street artist's post

Reports of the sale on eBay of the artist's graffiti on a building in Borodianka can be found only on Russian websites

1 week ago

Russian propaganda in Latin America: What online media in Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil tell about Ukraine

The Center for Strategic Communication and Information Security analyzed the media landscape of Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico based on the monitoring conducted by LetsData, a Ukrainian startup, in partnership with Media Detector NGO September 12-25 to find out what online media in Latin America tell about Ukraine, and how Russian propaganda affects this information space.

1 week ago

Conspiracy and old fakes. How Russian propaganda reacted to verdict in MH17 case

On November 17, The Hague District Court passed a verdict in the MH17 case, finding three Russian militants – Russians Igor Girkin and Sergey Dubinsky and Ukrainian citizen Leonid Kharchenko — guilty of shooting down an airliner of Malaysian Airlines and sentencing them to life imprisonment. The court also found that Boeing was shot down by the Russian Buk anti-aircraft missile system, which was located in the territory controlled by the Russian proxy forces, whom Russia controlled and provided with weapons.

1 week ago

How Russians are trying to pacify occupied territories. Key propaganda messages

Despite the defeats, retreat, and escape from Kharkiv and Kherson regions, the occupiers do not abandon their attempts to integrate the Ukrainian lands they have invaded, including by driving their residents into the Russian information matrix.

2 weeks ago

How Russian propaganda developed idea of the British being fascinated by Russian soldier

Russian propaganda is manipulating comments on the social media pages of Western publications and politicians

2 weeks ago

Putin confirms title of wannabe historian

Last time, it was a loser artist who plunged the world into a global war. And now a wannabe historian is being guided in international politics by his “historical logic,” detached from reality.

2 weeks ago

Why Ukraine’s victory is in the interest of environmental protection

The Center for Strategic Communication and Information Security investigated examples of how the Russian war is affecting the environment.

2 weeks ago

‘5,000 Polish mercenaries’ that exist only in Russian media reports

Amid military defeats, Russia continues to spread fakes about foreign mercenaries fighting on Ukraine’s side

2 weeks ago

Evolution of the West’s support for Ukraine over October 2022

October 2022 brought new challenges to Ukraine and the democratic world. After the September victories in Kharkiv oblast, Ukraine faced the notorious pseudo-referendums, and “brotherly” Russia started terrorist attacks against energy infrastructure. The propaganda was also savoring the look of burning cars in the center of Kyiv.  

2 weeks ago

Why Russian state-run media have no place in civilized world

The Center for Strategic Communication and Information Security analyzed the content of Russian and foreign offices of RT and the most explicit cases to explain why the Russian state-run media do not belong in the media space of the civilized world. 

2 weeks ago

How Putin's Justification for Invading Ukraine Backfired

Vladimir Putin's claimed protection of the Russian language and rights of Russian-speaking Ukrainians were his key justifications for the invasion of Ukraine.

2 weeks ago

Russia spreads fake news about infected donor blood for Ukrainian army from NATO

Fake news is based on a fabricated letter from Ukraine's health minister to prime minister.

3 weeks ago

‘Low-quality forgery’: Warsaw debunks fake about graffiti with Zelensky

A picture showing a 3D graffiti with Volodymyr Zelensky allegedly on one of the central streets of Poland’s capital with the caption "A ‘black hole’ named after Zelensky was found in Warsaw" went viral on Telegram channels of Russian mass media and top propagandists.

3 weeks ago

Who created fake about Zelensky for Indian magazine

The caricature image from a weekly magazine’s non-existent issue is distributed by pro-Russian users to the English-speaking audience

3 weeks ago

“Booms” and “gestures of goodwill.” How Russia uses newspeak in war on Ukraine

For years, Russian officials and media have referred to explosions as “booms,” to fires – as “smoke spread,” and floods – “minor flooding.” Hence, not the war on Ukraine, but a “special military operation.”

3 weeks ago

Deportation, not evacuation. Why Kremlin pursues forcible displacement of population from Kherson region

Given the successful counter-offensive actions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the south of Ukraine and the liberation of dozens of villages on the right bank of the Dnipro, the Russian occupiers resorted to the mass displacement of the population of the Kherson region to the left bank.

4 weeks ago

Europe must make this the last winter of weaponized Russian energy exports

Ukrainians are currently preparing for what is likely to be the most difficult winter in the country’s modern history. With Russia losing on the battlefield, the Kremlin has resorted to the tactics of total war and is attempting to destroy Ukraine’s civilian energy infrastructure.

4 weeks ago

How Russian terrorists accuse Ukraine of… terrorism

In a few months of the full-scale war with Ukraine, the Kremlin has resorted to various ways to increase the degree of hatred and escalation.

1 month ago

Terror as сornerstone of “Russian world”

After the crimes exposed outside Kyiv where the Russian army in March shot at unarmed residents, the Kremlin continues explore a portal into the dark barbaric past of humanity, when ruthless violence, torture, and intimidation was common practice. 

1 month ago

“Dirty bomb” is back. Why Russia reanimated the old fake story

The statement by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, echoed by a chorus of Russian propaganda platforms, once again revived in the public space Ukraine’s “dirty bomb” topic. It was presented as the Kremlin’s traditional horror story, the same type that alleged U.S. biolaboratories in Ukraine, Kyiv’s chemical weapons, and gender-related education programs.

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