In our #HybridWeekly rubric:
- As Russian hybrid forces continue violating the Minsk agreements at the frontline, pro-Kremlin media blame the Ukrainian government for sabotaging the ceasefire. The narrative of Ukraine preparing for the escalation continues to be promoted.
- Pro-Russian actors feel threatened by the newly-founded Center for Strategic Communications and Information Security, so they prepare the information field for its discrediting.
- Pro-Kremlin forces continue the attack on the AstraZeneca vaccine using 2 cases where people have died after being vaccinated. However, there wasn’t any causal relationship between vaccination and deaths, according to the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. Both people had chronic diseases and underlying health conditions.