Ukraine denounced on Tuesday that Russia uses the information as “strategic instrument” deliberately since he came to power.
“Starting with the destruction of the independent media and the murder of journalists, the Kremlin has created an information bubble that leaves millions of Russians in a parallel reality”, declared the adviser of the Ukrainian Mission to the UN, Serhiy Dvornykduring a session of the Information Committee of the organism.
The diplomat believes that Russian society has “succumbed” to the “anti-Ukrainian fake” news that it has been “fed” for two decadesand has given as an example the celebrations of Russian Internet users to the video of the execution of a Ukrainian soldier after exclaiming “Glory to Ukraine!”
Besides, compared the methods of Russian propaganda to that used by the Nazis for the “dehumanization of the target”, “the supremacy of a nation” and for the “faith in a leader”, something that would make it easier for his soldiers to be ready to “kill and destroy”.
Spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharovahe responded by accusing Ukraine of murdering the Russian blogger Vladen Tatarsky with a bomb in a coffee shop St. Petersburg (Russia), something that Dvornyk has denied, alleging that his country “does not resort to terrorismunlike Russia.
“His problem was that after the Russian withdrawal from Kherson, he became extremely critical of the Russian Army High Command.”, added the Ukrainian diplomat.
According to him Mass Information Institute Ukrainian, the Russians have committed almost 500 crimes against the media and journalists during the invasion of Ukraine, in which 52 workers were killed, including eight journalists. In addition, 14 of them are missing, 21 have been captured by Russian troops and another 17 have been wounded.
The high representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, denounced on Saturday thepowerful manipulation industry” created by Russia to prevent the world from understanding what is happening in Ukraine and to blame others for the Russian war of aggression in that country.
“We must protect the EU and the world from the deception industry of (Russian President Vladimir) Putin. Putin not only started the war, he also created a powerful industry of manipulation to prevent people from understanding what is really happening, to make them doubt everything and to shift the blame onto others,” Borrell stated via the blog of he.
The Spanish politician stated that “The Kremlin’s information manipulation efforts are global and work on an industrial scale.”and that they have become “a crucial instrument of this war.”
“At a time when war has returned to Europe, when Ukraine has tens of thousands of victims and millions of refugees, we are doing everything possible to help Ukraine defend itself and regain its full sovereignty,” he said.
In the words of the head of community diplomacy, Ukraine’s struggle for freedom “concerns not only Europeans, but all the peoples of the world”since it is “a fight in defense of international law and of the fundamental values that all countries have subscribed to in the Charter of the United Nations”.
Borrell recalled that, last week, the European External Action Service organized a conference in Brussels on the manipulation of information and foreign interference with international experts in which he presented the first report of the services he directs in this field.
“It shows precisely how Russia has mobilized resources to systematically distort reality, shift blame and divert attention from its military invasion of Ukraine,” he explained, adding that the study also “confirms that there is a new wave of disinformation techniques” and “documents worrying cooperation between actors like Russia and China.”
(With information from Europa Press and EFE)
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