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Lack of evidence Explosion in Khmelnytskyi. There is no evidence of depleted uranium munitions

Explosion in Khmelnytskyi. There is no evidence of depleted uranium munitions

The explosion in Khmelnytskyi is a topic that has been circulating on social media for several days. Numerous recordings show a huge explosion and a cloud resembling a mushroom cloud. Many Internet users claim that depleted uranium munitions for Challenger 2 tanks were stored in warehouses there. This would constitute…

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False High concentration of bismuth in Lublin is a result of rainfall

High concentration of bismuth in Lublin is a result of rainfall

In the morning of 13 May, an explosion took place in the Khmelnytskyi Oblast in western Ukraine. The Russian attack was aimed at critical infrastructure. Narratives appeared on the Internet that a “depleted uranium” storage facility was hit and destroyed. Increased measurements of the bismuth isotope from 15 May were presented as…

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Why does Russian propaganda portray Ukrainians as Nazis?

Why does Russian propaganda portray Ukrainians as Nazis?

Russian propaganda remains very much active, trying to convince the public opinion of its arguments both in the Russian Federation and throughout the world. One of its favourite themes is Nazism, which is allegedly a widely professed ideology among Ukrainians. Russian propagandists constantly play the above card and use it…

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False The flag given by Zelenskyy to the U.S. Congress does not contain SS symbolism

The flag given by Zelenskyy to the U.S. Congress does not contain SS symbolism

On 21 December, 2022, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed a joint session of U.S. Congress. After that speech, he gifted a Ukrainian flag with signatures of the defenders of Bakhmut to U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris and the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. It was this object, subjected to…

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Analysis What Stepan Bandera means to Ukrainians

What Stepan Bandera means to Ukrainians

One of the main narratives used by the Kremlin to justify the invasion of 24 February was proclaiming Ukraine a Nazi state. According to this narrative, Ukrainian society follows the ideology of the Third Reich, and the underlying figure of the emerging Ukrainian identity is Stepan Bandera. The goal is to…

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False The brutal murder of children was committed by Marianna Dolińska, not UPA

The brutal murder of children was committed by Marianna Dolińska, not UPA

Recently, a photo appeared on social media (in various variants), allegedly depicting victims of the Volhynia Massacre or other crimes committed by UPA/OUN soldiers. The photo is accompanied by an anti-Ukrainian narrative, connecting historical events with the ongoing war in Ukraine and its social consequences. Source: Telegram, “Antypropaganda” channel…

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False Ukrainian football supporters were not arrested in Qatar for using Nazi symbols

Ukrainian football supporters were not arrested in Qatar for using Nazi symbols

The Football World Cup in Qatar began on 20 November. This is the biggest sporting event in the world, with the largest media coverage. Russian propaganda also takes advantage of its popularity. A video disguised as an Al Jazeera material has been gaining more and more popularity on the web. It…

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Analysis Are refugees from Ukraine in reality economic immigrants? – Analysis

Are refugees from Ukraine in reality economic immigrants? – Analysis

Topics referring to Ukrainian refugees are still widely commented on in the Polish media space. Many myths and half-truths have grown around them. In particular, one of the most controversial issues is social aid provided to people arriving from the war-torn country. We decided to take a closer look at…

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Protect yourself and others from disinformation – infographic

Protect yourself and others from disinformation – infographic

In connection with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, social media has been flooded with an unprecedented wave of disinformation. We are dealing with an information war that is aimed at all of us. Based on the trends appearing on social networks, it can be seen that one of…

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Russian disinformation in Eastern Europe, October 17-23 – a summary report

Russian disinformation in Eastern Europe, October 17-23 – a summary report

The Ukraine War Disinfo Working Group is glad to present the report on Kremlin propaganda around the Russia-Ukraine war in the region. Trends of the week: Russia seeks peace, but the West pushes on the war.  Indeed, this is the West that launched this war; this is the West that…

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