Communist separatist head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Alexander Zakharchenko, declared the creation of a new “state” within the territory of Ukraine which would include not only the Donestsk occupied areas but reportedly 19 regions including Crimea. During a press statement from Donetsk on Tuesday.
Photo on the left was alleged to be that of a soldier with the National Guard of Ukraine, supposedly cannibalizing the corpses of enemy combatants. In reality, it was taken from a web page demonstrating special effects and make-up for action movies.
This photo of Kosovo refugees was falsely reported to represent thousands of Ukrainian refugees, allegedly escaping to Russia. In their statements to the media, Russian government officials grossly overstated the number of refugees from Ukraine.
Russia’s aggressive propaganda machine keeps churning out falsehoods, provocations and outright lies about the situation in Ukraine. In spite of being repeatedly exposed, it shows no signs of slowing down. Disinformation is being laid on thick and poured out in a variety of forums: streaming down from the Kremlin, to Russia’s mainstream media, on to bloggers, down to useful idiots and hordes of paid trolls, who plague comment sections of articles about Ukraine and spread vitriol, hatred and blatant lies all over the social media.
A video from Syria was falsely identified as the footage depicting pro-Russian terrorists/separatists downing a Ukrainian helicopter over Donetsk, Ukraine.
Photo of a woman killed in Venezuela falsely represented to depict a woman murdered by the Ukrainian military in Donetsk, Ukraine.
A video from Syria, which was falsely represented as a video filmed in Donetsk, Ukraine.
Photo of a child, murdered by a mentally ill person in 2010 in Crimea is falsely represented to depict a child murdered by the Ukrainian military in Donbass, Ukraine.
Photo of a child killed in Aleppo, Syria falsely represented to depict a child killed by the Ukrainian military in Slavyansk, Ukraine.
Photo from a feature film falsely represented to depict a real child, orphaned by the Ukrainian military in Donbass, Ukraine.
Photo of U.N. helicopters in Africa falsely represented to be a photo of the Ukrainian military using U.N. helicopters in Donetsk, Ukraine.