Wednesday, August 17, 2022

    Ukrainian watchdog reviews main topics promoted by Russian propaganda over past week

    “Ineffective” Western weapons and sanctions against Russia, which are allegedly soon to be lifted, were among the main topics pushed by Russian propaganda networks in the past week.

    This was reported on Telegram by the Center for Countering Disinformation at the National Security and Defense Council, according to Ukrinform.

    Russian propaganda media circulated the following topics misinforming their audiences:

    Western weapons will not help Ukraine. The West will cut off their supply

    Russia is too closely integrated into global economy to maintain sanctions for too long

    Ukraine blackmails the world with the food crisis.

    Also, Russian propaganda pundits claimed that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are suffering heavy losses in manpower and equipment, surrendering and retreating across hostility zones. Therefore, it is claimed, Western partners, who monitor the developments, realize that Ukraine stands no chance in the war with Russia so they see no point in further arming Ukraine. That is why, the Russian claim, the West seems to be cutting heavy arms supplies to Ukraine under various fictitious pretexts.

    Another focal topic, which was pushed by the Russian media, is that economic pressure on Russia is not achieving its goal as Russia is allegedly successful in resisting sanctions and diversifying energy supply routes.

    And finally, the third central theme of last week’s propaganda spree is that Russia allegedly poses no hindrance to grain exports from Ukraine and, on the contrary, offers routes for exporting grains safely. Instead, Ukraine is allegedly sabotaging grain exports at the behest of the West.

    As Ukrinform reported earlier, Russian propaganda decried the missile attack on Ukraine’s capital Kyiv on the morning of June 26 as a “hoax.”