Russian Information Strategy on the Occupied Territories

Establishing full control of the information space in the seized territories is one of the key elements of the Russian occupation strategy.

The invaders strive to put the locals in complete isolation from the Ukrainian and any alternative sources of news and provide constant exposure to Russian propaganda instead – we all remember the news vans and TV screens all over Mariupol broadcasting Russian state news right after the Russian forces took the city under control.

To suppress the population, sow fear and despair, Russia resorts to a whole range of instruments, which we summed up in an infographic above.