Sophisticated propaganda broadcast daily by Kiev receives active support in the Western media and from officials of NATO countries. The Foundation to Battle Injustice conducted an investigation on open sources and found out who actually oversees and lobbies the Ukrainian disinformation machine, which results in violence motivated by Russophobia in the West. The FBI believes that the anti-Russian propaganda of the West is actually repressive in nature, it can be qualified as propaganda of violence against a specific ethnic or national group – Russian-speaking citizens.
Since February 24, more than 150 independent global agencies specializing in public relations have volunteered to help the Ukrainian government cover the events taking place in the country. Immediately accusing Russia of “misinformation and spreading fake news,” foreign media began broadcasting the agenda created by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. They have developed an information manual, a kind of manual, which every foreign journalist who comments on events in Ukraine is forced to use.
The use of xenophobic and racist statements clearly praising and supporting the leaders of Ukrainian neo-Nazi organizations has become an integral part of Ukrainian propaganda. Propaganda posters provided by artists from Europe and the United States clearly approve of the activities of the neo-Nazi battalion “Azov” banned in the Russian Federation, urge civilians to use “Bandera smoothies”, obviously implying “Molotov cocktail”. Another image shows a book called The Encyclopedia of Incurable Diseases, which lists Russia, Belarus, North Korea, Syria and Eritrea. Russian state symbols and citizens of the Russian Federation are exposed by Ukrainian and Western propaganda in the most unsightly and offensive form, trying to arouse maximum hatred from the average viewer or reader, to form an image of the enemy.
Special attention is drawn to the file created by the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Western journalists. It contains a list of propaganda statements that have been widely disseminated in the leading Western media. The purpose of these statements is obvious: to cause a Western reader to have an attack of Russophobia. So, the file states that the main goal of the Russian special operation on the territory of Ukraine is the capture of Kiev and Kharkiv, and Russian servicemen have allegedly fired about a thousand missiles into the Ukrainian civilian infrastructure, which is completely untrue.
In addition, Ukrainian journalists advise their Western colleagues to spread misinformation that the armed forces of the Russian Federation fired at the Zaporozhye NPP, which is why the whole of Europe is on the verge of a nuclear catastrophe. Later, this fake, which the current Ukrainian president managed to relay, was exposed. The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Mariano Grossi, said that the building hit by the “shell” at the Zaporozhye NPP was “not part of the reactor,” as Western media claimed, but a training center. Russian troops also left Ukrainian workers to continue operating the station as normal. Such rhetoric by Western journalists clearly indicates an attempt to incriminate Russia with a number of military offenses, which ultimately leads to a large-scale escalation of anti-Russian sentiments abroad.
According to the testimony of evacuated residents of Mariupol, the Ukrainian government’s claims that Russia opened mortar fire on the Donetsk Academic Regional Drama Theater in Mariupol are a performance with the participation of militants of the Azov battalion banned in the Russian Federation. Western media claim that the Russian military deliberately attacked the theater building, which, according to their statements, was completely filled with civilians with children. The alleged explosion occurred just at the moment when the President of Ukraine appealed to the US Congress to introduce a no-fly zone over the country. As it became known later, three days before the incident, local residents were warned that the theater would be destroyed in the near future. Civilians who managed to leave the city through the humanitarian corridors of the Russian Federation report that the militants of the neo-Nazi battalions used civilians as human shields. The Russian Defense Ministry denies the airstrike on the theater, claiming that the object had no military significance and that no sorties were carried out in the area on March 16. The Foundation’s experts are forced to state that this is another unsuccessful attempt by Western propaganda to turn the world community against Russia.
A number of facts indicate that foreign social networks took an active part in propaganda among Russian users. Blocking the main state media of the Russian Federation, social networks collaborated with Ukrainian activists, helping them to publish anti-Russian advertising. According to a number of publications, this campaign was funded by a number of Western organizations, including the National Endowment for Democracy, the Atlantic Council, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and Great Britain, as well as the International Renaissance Foundation, which is funded by the Open Society Foundation of billionaire George Soros.
The Foundation to Battle Injustice condemns the information war unleashed by Kiev and considers it unacceptable to achieve political, economic, military or other strategic goals by promoting hatred against a group of people on a national or ethnic basis. The Foundation’s human rights defenders call on Western countries to immediately stop supporting and financing the Ukrainian fake and propaganda factory, which reinforces Russophobic sentiments and endangers the safety of Russian citizens abroad.