Russian propaganda targets Ukrainian refugees across borders

Amid the ongoing war in Ukraine, Russian propaganda has tried to erode the well-being of Ukrainians living abroad by spreading detestation towards them. The prolonged war has left the prospect of Ukrainian refugees returning to their home country uncertain, fostering hesitation and apprehension among those who long for stability and security before contemplating their potential return.

At the same time, Russian propagandists are trying to create an image of unpleased and boor Ukrainians that only want to live on European taxes. In this way, the Kremlin is willing to delegitimize and undermine supportive policy in recipient countries.

By spreading false or misleading information about Ukrainian refugees, Russia can further its political and strategic objectives within Ukraine and on the international stage. Therefore, Ukraine’s situation is closely tied to how Russian propaganda targets and influences perceptions of refugees.

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).