kremlin plans to use foreign media to spread russian propaganda about Mariupol
Realizing that the world community no longer believes the false reports of russian TV channels, the kremlin propagandists decided to involve European journalists and the world media in their activities, the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense said in a statement.
Thus, from May 18 to 21, the invaders plan to show the media destroyed areas of Mariupol. In particular, to accuse Ukraine of destroying the city and massacres of civilians, russian propagandists have already brought to Mariupol fragments of Ukrainian ammunition collected from all occupied areas of Donetsk region, and are preparing “local eyewitnesses” brought from Donetsk and Horlivka to tell journalists about the “crimes” of Defenders of Mariupol.
The so-called press tour also envisages the group’s departure from Rostov-on-Don and journalists’ visits to Kherson, Nova Kakhovka, Skadovsk, Armyanskaya and Donetsk, where a meeting with kremlin puppet pushlin is planned. The russian Ministry of Defense is trying to involve representatives of the media from France, the United States, Germany, Japan, Greece, China, Belarus, India, Venezuela, Bulgaria and the UAE, “the statement reads.
“We warn foreign journalists about the plans of the aggressor country’s propagandists to make them accomplices in the creation of fake materials and remind them of criminal liability for illegal crossing of the state border of Ukraine and intrusion into the territory of an independent state,” the Defense Ministry added.