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  • Why Accepting Russia’s Terminology Wouldn’t Help Resolve the Russia-Ukraine Сonflict

    21.02.2019

    Why Accepting Russia's Terminology Wouldn't Help Resolve the Russia-Ukraine Сonflict
    Five years after Euromaidan and the “Russian spring” in Ukraine, Russian narratives about the “civil war in Ukraine” have become salient in the media again, writes Tymofii Brik for VoxUkraine. On February 12, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) held a meeting called by Russia to discuss the progress of the Minsk Agreements. The meeting was dedicated to the fourth anniversary of the Minsk Agreements, although the Ukrainian side argued that the real purpose to call it was to distract attention ...
  • The West must learn from Ukraine’s experience of dealing with Russian provocateurs

    08.02.2019

    The West must learn from Ukraine’s experience of dealing with Russian provocateurs
    “Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others”, goes a famous line from Otto von Bismarckm writes Jamila Mammadova for CAPX. As the Paris protests have recently exposed, European societies currently face a twin threat – the inability of their own elites to deal with internal crises and external agents using those same crises to stoke unrest. Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) has claimed that the Russian secret service has trained the “radicals” ...
  • Trip to parallel realities with Newsweek journalist reporting on Ukraine

    29.01.2019

    Trip to parallel realities with Newsweek journalist reporting on Ukraine
    Before the New Year, in the American magazine Newsweek, journalist Jason Lemon scared readers with Bandera, Petliura and the blossoming of ultra-nationalism in Ukraine, writes MediaSapiens. Jason Lemon is a journalist at the American magazine Newsweek. Previously, he wrote for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on topics of health, science and the environment. But now, Mr. Lemon writes about politics in the “World” section of Newsweek. On December 27, he published a text titled “Ukraine Makes Birthday of Nazi Collaborator a National Holiday and Bans Book Critical of Anti-Semitic Leader“. Instead of an objective ...
  • Living the American Dream in Riga, Russia

    26.01.2019

    Living the American Dream in Riga, Russia
    “Americans Who Have Fled Their Country Tell About Life in Russia.” This was the title of a news story aired last week by Russia’s state-controlled NTV, writes EU vs Disinfo. In social media, NTV presented its report the following way: https://twitter.com/ntvru/status/1084882244597178369?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1084882244597178369&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Feuvsdisinfo.eu%2Fliving-the-american-dream-in-riga-russia%2F “Almost a third of all Americans dream of leaving the United States. They are driven out of the country by unsurmountable taxes and high prices. Some have looked for a better life in Europe, in Crimea, but have settled in Moscow after all. They say that their ...
  • 10 reasons why Chief Editor of Kyiv Post is not after objectivity

    24.01.2019

    10 reasons why Chief Editor of Kyiv Post is not after objectivity
    In his latest op-ed piece “Reasons why Poroshenko will win & reasons why he will lose” the chief editor of the Kyiv Post Brian Bonner is not after objectivity one bit. Why? See for yourself. “For months now, my conversation-starting question with all Ukrainians I meet is: Who will be the next president? Their answers provide plenty of ammunition for both possibilities about whether President Petro Poroshenko will win or lose re-election on March 31. I really don’t know”, he writes. So good, so far. Right? Well, not really, ...
  • Yulia Tymoshenko: A ghost of Ukraine’s past

    22.01.2019

    Yulia Tymoshenko: A ghost of Ukraine’s past
    In advance of the upcoming March 2019 presidential elections in Ukraine, there has been a recent spate of articles about why presidential hopeful Yulia Tymoshenko will be good for the country, writes Ariana Gic for New Eastern Europe. The rosy optimism about the politician once nicknamed the “Gas Princess” does not correspond with reality. Facts tell a very different story. One need only look at her current political campaign – reminiscent of Paul Manafort’s campaign for the Kremlin-aligned runaway president, ...
  • Why is Kiselev the only pseudo journalist on the sanctions list?

    27.12.2018

    Why is Kiselev the only pseudo journalist on the sanctions list?
    The Detector Media asked an expert on countering disinformation in the Task Force from the Atlantic Counci Jakub Kalenský about Kremlin’s interference in the elections in the EU and the US, and what should Ukraine prepare for in 2019. – Jakub, first of all, I would like to ask you what term you prefer to use: “Kremlin propaganda” or “Russian propaganda”. – In our previous team, as well as in my current capacity, we always prefer the term “pro-Kremlin disinformation” or “Kremlin ...
  • France might be losing its first big information war

    08.12.2018

    France might be losing its first big information war
    I already talked about psychological operations against France through social networks such as Twitter. This time foreign propagandists are leveraging current events (the yellow vests protests) to further their political agenda to a new level. Here is some part of my current investigation I wanted to share, writes x0rz (who claims to be a Security Researcher) on Medium. This article is short and serves just as an awareness notice for people new to online manipulation #GiletsJaunes manipulation Like many social movement nowadays, the “Gilets Jaunes” (Yellow Vests) ...
  • Propaganda for the “smart”

    05.12.2018

    Propaganda for the "smart"
    Putin’s propaganda campaign has two versions of the war against Ukraine: for those who are absolutely stupid and for conditionally “smart,” writes Russian sociologist who lives in Berlin Igor Eidman. The first one is designed for the mass Russian TV viewer, the second one – for the Western public and intellectuals inside the country. According to him, the mass version is trivial: the “Bandera junta” is to blame, and “wearenotthere.” The elite version is more complex: both sides are to blame ...
  • Does the Pope: Does Putin intend to go to war with Ukraine?

    30.11.2018

    <del>Does the Pope</del>: Does Putin intend to go to war with Ukraine?
    “Does Putin intend to go to war with Ukraine?”, asks Owen Matthews (contributing editor and former Moscow and Istanbul Bureau Chief for Newsweek) on the pages of The Spectator during the fifth consecutive year of the Russian war against Ukraine. One valid question indeed. But the “expertise”, naturally, doesn’t end there. “Both with authoritarian tendencies and both facing sagging popularity at home,” writes Matthews further about Ukrainian and Russian presidents. If anything, the only “both” that applies here is that ...

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