Counteroffensive scrutiny: propaganda, PSYOP, or genuine concerns?

The long-awaited Ukrainian counteroffensive has expectedly caused a great stir within Ukraine and the Western media. Foreign observers and journalists, often without realizing it, created an informational picture for Kremlin propagandists.

Since the beginning of the war, Russia has been trying to discredit Ukraine through the prism of ineffective use of military aid, although this has been repeatedly denied. These narratives are aimed at sowing doubts about the advisability of continuing to support Ukraine in defence against an aggressive Russian attack.

In the end, independent military observers recognized that Ukraine’s Armed Forces faced a challenging task. Therefore, the question arises: were these simply false expectations and deliberate playing along with Russian propaganda or Russian influence on Western media?

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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).