Can russian propagandists be held accountable?

For years, Russian propaganda has been inciting hatred towards Ukraine, Ukrainians, and Ukrainian identity. The image of Ukrainian as the symbolic „other” was also promoted by the Soviet regime.

As Russia wages a war of annihilation against Ukraine, Russian propagandists spread hate speech against Ukrainians in information field. Such rhetoric gave birth to the narratives about “Nazies”, “fascists”, and even “Satanists” in Ukraine.

The influence of these propaganda narratives on Russian society cannot be underestimated and can be considered incitement to genocide inciting Russian soldiers to commit war crimes in Ukraine. Is there a chance that Russian propaganda will be criminalized? Will Russian propagandists be held accountable for direct and public incitement to genocide?

UKRAINE IN FLAMES project is created by Ukraine Crisis Media 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 –

NGO Euroatlantic Course collects donations to support Ukrainian Army and civilians –

How you can help Ukraine against Russian aggression:

Come back alive – (works directly with the command and personnel of military units, purchasing infrared thermal imaging cameras, night vision goggles, hemostatics etc); 

CO Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation – (purchases supplies for Ukrainian army, such as armor, ammunition, first-aid kits, cars and ATV, humanitarian aid for civilians, and food for animals);

UNITED 24 – (launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be transferred to the official accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated by assigned ministries to cover the most pressing needs)

Army SOS – (manages purchases of necessary ammunition, shields, intercommunication and reconnaissance facilities, etc. and delivers all goods directly);

Vostok SOS – (raising funds for various needs of the army);

Phoenix Wings – (the appropriate equipment & uniform, personal non-lethal protection (vests, helmets), required treatment of the wounded soldiers, and repair of the buildings used by the army).