Today in our #HybridWeekly rubric:
- Pro-Kremlin media outlets have been actively promoting the idea that Ukraine is getting ready for the escalation at the frontline. Usually, Russian media use this rhetoric when the Kremlin is about to escalate the situation in Ukraine and in this way are preparing their audience.
- The campaign of discrediting Western vaccines continues in Ukraine. This week pro-Russian media sources, Telegram channels, in particular, have been pushing the narrative that the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine is involved in “orchestrating” support for vaccination.
- The “tariff genocide” narrative has been exploited by pro-Kremlin forces for years. Such populistic rhetoric is actively used again to force the “solution” for Ukraine: choosing the pro-Russian vector instead of the Western one.