Top Hybrid Influences of the Week in Ukraine

2021-01-29-Top hybrid influences
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In continuation of our rubric about top hybrid influences in Ukraine this week:

  • Oleksandr Dubinsky (Ukrainian MP) was previously accused of meddling into the US elections by spreading anti-American conspiracies and subsequently sanctioned. His Youtube channel, where he was promoting pro-Kremlin narratives, was shut down. He and his supporters are framing this as an attack on freedom of speech.
  • Recent Holocaust remembrance days were exploited by Russian propaganda to disseminate the narrative “Ukrainians are fascist/Nazi”. This is one of their main narratives about Ukraine and they use every opportunity to spread it.
  • Pro-Kremlin media are continuing their attack on language law that protects Ukrainian language in Ukraine, calling it “Russophobic”. Despite the fact that the law only protects the use of language in public sphere and service industry while putting absolutely no restrictions on private use, it was dubbed a “language genocide”.