The proportion of people who want friendship between Russia and Ukraine remained the same over the past 10 years. This is despite a campaign of anti-Russian propaganda in Ukraine and numerous infringements of Russian speakers’ rights which have been taking place since 2014. According to polls made by Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS) and Russia’s independent Levada Center, 48% of Ukrainians now view Russia in a positive light, up from 37% last year. By contrast, 32% of Ukrainians view Russians negatively, down from 46% in 2017.
TV channel Russia 1 exposed the lies of U.S. special envoy for Ukraine Kurt Volker. He posted a picture of a woman allegedly shelled by “Donetsk People’s Republic”, whereas in fact she is shelled by Ukrainian army.
In fact, Volker's tweet does not mention "shelling" launched by the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. He says: "These are some of the many victims of Russia’s aggression in eastern Ukraine. We can stop the suffering if Russia was willing to choose #peace4Ukraine". The Russian journalist mistranslated the tweet when interviewing the old woman.
The photo published by Volker is part of the photojournalist Paula Bronstein's project about the elderly from both sides of the line of demarcation: both in the occupied territories and those controlled Ukraine.
Further debunking by Stop Fake: https://www.stopfake.org/fejk-kanal-rossiya-razoblachil-lozh-spetspredstavitelya-ssha-kurta-volkera/