Ukraine

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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Analysis Why do Ukrainians not move to safe territories in their own country? – Analysis

Why do Ukrainians not move to safe territories in their own country? – Analysis

The war in Ukraine is still the dominant topic in the media space. Narratives intended to evoke resentment or doubt about refugees staying in Poland are still popular on social media. Authors of such statements usually use suggestive questions to raise uncertainty about the real situation of Ukrainians. We decided…

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Analysis Search and Destroy. Activities of Ukrainian Special Forces during the Russian invasion – Analysis

Search and Destroy. Activities of Ukrainian Special Forces during the Russian invasion – Analysis

The full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation forced Ukrainians to use all available forces and means to defend themselves. Among them were units of the Special Operations Forces of Ukraine (SOF). Operators, trained by NATO specialists, quickly became a thorn in the side of Russian soldiers and commanders. In this…

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Analysis Russian disinformation in Eastern Europe, October 10-16 – a summary report

Russian disinformation in Eastern Europe, October 10-16 – 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: The only way to peace is negotiations with Russia. Yet, the West is still interested in the war to be continued, that’s why they…

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False Israeli INN TV is not the author of the propaganda animation. It was created by a Russian

Israeli INN TV is not the author of the propaganda animation. It was created by a Russian

On 17 October, Russian websites published an animated film whose main characters are a pig with Nazi tattoos and a Ukrainian flag, and a bear with a band in the colours of the Russian flag. The plot focuses on the propaganda portrayal of the European Union as a place morally…

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