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3 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.  

3 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. 

3 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.

4 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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

1 month 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.”

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month ago

Life span of a Russian mobilized: Losses data analysis

On September 21, 2022, Putin changed the life of an entire generation of Russian civilians to “before” and “after” mobilization.

1 month ago

How Kremlin propaganda adjusts its playbook amid Russian army’s battlefield failures

Blinded by its own propaganda, Russia was not ready for defeat in the war against Ukraine, so it was forced to correct its own rhetoric hastily. 

1 month ago

Killed in their own homes. Putin’s war with residential districts

On Thursday, October 13, an 11-year-old boy died in a Mykolaiv hospital. He became the sixth victim of yet another strike by the Russians on one of the city’s apartment blocks. For six long hours, the child had remained trapped under the rubble of the house destroyed by the Russian S-300 missile.

1 month ago

Secretly pro-Russian Telegram channels: What Russia wanted Ukrainians to think during Oct 10 attack

The network of Telegram channels posing as Ukrainian but supervised by Russian special services, including Legitimny, Rezident, Zhenshchina s kosoy, Olga Shariy, Anatoliy Shariy, once again exposed their Kremlin roots while covering the strikes Putin’s terrorists launched on the Ukrainian infrastructure on October 10. 

1 month ago

"New stage of dismantling Ukraine" and "not a one-time event": Change in rhetoric of Kremlin’s propagandists regarding missile attacks on Ukraine

After the massive Russian missile attack on Ukraine on October 10 and 11, the “it’s not us” theme earlier spun by Kremlin propagandists turned into “let’s do it again” and “it’s high time.” Russian TV channels were flooded with videos of the aftermath of the strikes and various maps of missile attacks and reports of explosions in Ukrainian cities were circulated across Telegram channels in real-time.

1 month ago

About an ‘all-female prisoner exchange’

"We were tortured with electric current, beaten with hammers, hung, and scalded with boiling water"... Testimonies of Ukrainian women released from Russian captivity 

1 month ago

Sanctional isolation of Russia and Its consequences: Where Russia is moving, and what propaganda says in this regard

On October 6, the European Union adopted the eighth package of sanctions against Russia due to the attempted annexation of Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhia, and Kherson regions of Ukraine.

1 month ago

Speech by President Zelensky at PACE's autumn plenary session

Protecting Ukraine's skies against Russian missile terror this year would be a fundamental step toward ending the war.

2 months ago

‘Small accession’ to the EU: The first outcomes of the ‘customs visa-free regime’ for Ukraine

The practical benefits of the ‘customs visa-free regime’ include the improvement in logistics and the increased competitive capacity of Ukrainian-produced goods in Europe

2 months ago

Nuclear weapons, Sarmat missiles, and escalation of war: How Kremlin propaganda blackmails European countries

In the research of Kremlin narratives concerning blackmail and threats against Europe between June and September, it is evident that Russia has been intimidating European countries with “the use of nuclear weapons,” Sarmat missiles, and “inevitability of WW3.”

2 months ago

Fortitude of a Russian soldier in te war of conquest: What the mobilization reveals

By starting the military call-up, the Putin regime admitted that it has been defeated by Ukraine at this stage of the full-scale conflict. Russians, even those unwilling, are being forced en masse to go to a war of conquest and ultimately die in Ukraine. 

2 months ago

Vasyl Shtefko: I lied that I have one prosthetic leg, not two

Resident of Zakarpattia region Vasyl Shtefko without both legs managed to join the army because he had a great desire to defend Ukraine

2 months ago

Twitter, YouTube and fringe sites: Russia keeps pushing propaganda in the West after TV outlets blocked

The full-scale invasion of Ukraine has triggered multiple new problems for Russia and deepened the existing ones.

2 months ago

Goodwill gesture: how Russia invents justifications for its losses and how mobilization can change things

Russian propaganda is spreading lies and silencing facts not only about personnel losses but also about strategic failures, hiding them from its people. 

2 months ago

Nuclear and gas blackmail: Russia trying to destabilize EU and US

The minions in the Kremlin know it: if this heating season goes well in the European countries, talks aiming to find a compromise with Russia will forever be off the world politics table. As it happens, the chances of such a scenario are pretty high. That’s why Russia is busting its guts to destabilize the situation in the EU and the US and incite people to revolt.

2 months ago

Russian disinformation flows into media space of Ukraine’s Western neighbours

The propaganda of the Russian schizofascist (as defined by the historian Timothy Snyder) regime continues its information attacks on Europe. First come the western neighbors of Ukraine, who know from their own bitter experience what Russia is.

2 months ago

How and why Russian propaganda “looks” for U.S. Biolabs in Ukraine and around the world

They search, they “find,” they investigate, they deny any refutations and refer to “blatant lies”  —  this is the principle of Russian propaganda regarding so-called “biolabs” in the world and, in particular, in Ukraine. 

2 months ago

Zelensky's address at UN General Assembly

Special tribunal should be created to punish Russia for crime of aggression against Ukraine

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