Propaganda is at the forefront of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. This war began with Vladimir Putin’s hour-long address to the nation, where he manipulated the facts and mentioned narratives on which the modern Russian foreign policy and state truth stand.
Russian propaganda is an integral part of the Russian military machine, which has already claimed the lives of thousands of Ukrainians and threatens the entire civilized public. As a result, Russians who learn the truth from the state media live in an alternative reality. The Russian army is portrayed as triumphant, loss-less and humane. In contrast, it’s the Ukrainian army that is committing atrocities, killing civilians, sustaining heavy losses and losing territory to the Russian forces.
How does Russian propaganda work during the war with Ukraine and how to counter it? Leading experts from various fields are ready to share their observations and ideas in Ukraine in Flames #34.
- Daviv Stulik, senior analyst at European Values Center For Security Policy
- Iryna Eihelson, phD in social psychology, conflict psychologist
- Vitalii Rybak, chief analyst at Internews Ukraine
- Olena Churanova, fact-checker at StopFake
- Roman Osadchuk, research assistant at DFRLab
- Ksenia Illiuk, analyst at Detector Media.
UKRAINE IN FLAMES project is created by Ukraine Crisis Media Center, Ukrainian Catholic University’s analitical center and NGO “Euroatlantic Course”. We are aiming at searching a loud support for Ukraine in the war started by Russia on the 24th of February 2022.
If you want to support Ukraine against Russian aggression, check the link with recommendations by Ukraine Crisis Media Center – https://uacrisis.org/en/help-ukraine.
NGO Euroatlantic Course collects donations to support Ukrainian Army and civilians – https://eac.org.ua/en/main-page/.