Disinfo: Hromadske.TV is a weapon in Ukraine’s information war against Russia

Summary

Hromadske.TV is a weapon in Ukraine’s information war against Russia.

Disproof

Untrue. Hromadske is a start-up, founded by a team of Ukrainian and foreign journalists with the aim of providing objective analysis (bit.ly/1TFJy0B), .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue26
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05/05/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Information war

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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The USA is planning to start a war with Russia

The USA is planning to start a war with Russia. The evidence for this is the increased activity of NATO forces in Eastern Europe. Russia by no means provoked these actions.

Disproof

As stated by NATO heads of state and government at the Wales Summit in September 2014, "the Alliance does not seek confrontation and poses no threat to Russia. But we cannot and will not compromise on the principles on which our Alliance and security in Europe and North America rest" (bit.ly/1u0c1ky), . NATO's decision to increase its military presence in the eastern part of the alliance is a response to Russia's aggressive actions in Ukraine.

Ukrainians celebrate Easter with Swastika

Swastikas and SS-runes find their way into the everyday life of the Ukrainian public: Ukrainians celebrate Easter with Swastika.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Nazi Ukraine.

The decorated egg was erected as part of an art installation by Natalia Voitenko (bit.ly/1VRWab7), .

The USA is trying to encircle Russia

The USA is trying to encircle Russia and is preparing for war. This is also proved by Zbigniew Brzezinski’s recent statements.

Disproof

This claim ignores the facts of geography. Russia's land border is just over 20,000 kilometres long. Of that, 1,215 kilometres, or less than one-sixteenth, face current NATO members (bit.ly/21G4hHE), .

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about encircled Russia.