Information Warfare: russian fakes for May 11th, 2022 (at 18:00)

Millions of Ukrainians are encountering russian propaganda every day. It spreads through TV, radio, mass media, social networks, and by word of mouth. To defeat the enemy, we must fight it on all fronts. To this end, we have prepared a daily compilation of russian fakes.

Today, the russian information space is somewhat recovered after the recent celebration hysteria. Not surprising anyone, Kherson occupation authorities are stating their desire to become a part of russia. This is yet another russian attempt to influence the negotiation process and strong arm Ukraine into accepting russian demands.

One of the pumping stations of the Ukrainian gas transit pipeline stopped working, so the amount of russian gas going to the EU dropped by 25%. russia blames Ukraine, but the pumping station in question is currently under russian control. This looks like a new russian attempt to blackmail the EU into submission.

Main fake narratives:

  • NATO weapons are useless
  • Ukrainian soldiers are surrendering en masse
  • Ukraine is being controlled by the west
  • russians don’t commit war crimes, Ukrainians do
  • Ukrainian refugees are causing crime and spreading disease
  • Sanctions against russia are destroying Europe
  • The world is dominated by russophobia

FAKE: Ukraine is preparing new false flag operations with civilian casualties



This narrative is making a comeback, just as the russian forces are driven out of the Kharkiv region. And this is not a coincidence. Like it was with Bucha and other cities in the Kyiv region, russians never planned to leave, so they did not hide their war crimes on the occupied territories. Now, as the Ukrainian army liberates town after town around Kharkiv, more and more russian crimes are revealed. russian leadership tries to forestall these horrific discoveries, claiming that all the evidence of russian war crimes that Ukrainian forces will find as they advance are actually planned and staged by Ukrainians.

How Ukrainians could stage anything on the territories, controlled by russians? russian propaganda does not deal in logic or reason, it is all about lies and hypocrisy.

FAKE: Washington is orchestrating a famine in Ukraine



russian officials have some nerve making statements like this. They actually call it Holodomor!

In the Holodomor of 1932-33, russia starved 8 million Ukrainians to death. The red army took all the food from entire regions of Ukraine and killed anyone who tried to resist or leave those areas. russians purposefully starved Ukrainians, while selling record amounts of grain all over the world. And now, while they are killing Ukrainian men, women, and children with missiles, bombs, bullets, and chemical weapons, they accuse Washington of creating a famine? 

Russian ships with millions of tons of grain, stolen from the occupied territories, are roaming the Mediterranean in search of buyers. Fleets of trucks carry stolen Ukrainian vegetables and cattle into russia. russian missiles destroy Ukrainian grain silos and fuel depots to disrupt the sowing season. russian warships block Ukrainian trading routes so that Ukraine, one of the world’s largest exporters of grain, could not transport it to other countries. Russia is deliberately creating a food shortage in Ukraine and the world. And they are the ones who accuse someone of orchestrating a famine?

This is the true face of russia. Death, famine, lies, and cruelty. This is the famous russian culture. 

FAKE: russia demands respect for the world’s cultural diversity and calls for the end of the age of colonialism



Lavrov, the russian Foreign Minister, actually made such a statement. At the same time, the official position of putin and the russian government is that Ukraine does not have the right to exist, Ukrainians are not a nation, and should be conquered and absorbed by russia, and that Ukrainian culture and national ideas must be destroyed. Can you feel the respect for the world’s cultural diversity in russia’s actions? If that is not colonialism, we don’t know what is. 

As always, everything that comes out of russia is filled with lies and hypocrisy. 

Be advised: russia is waging a full-scale information war against Ukraine. There are multitudes of new fakes swarming through the mass media every day. To protect you and your family, be sure to obtain and share your information only from official sources.

Official information channels:

· Office of the President of Ukraine

· General Staff of Ukrainian Armed Forces

· CinC AF of Ukraine 

· Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine 

· Ministry of Defense of Ukraine 

· Chief Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

· Security Service of Ukraine

· Ministry of Internal Affairs

· National Police of Ukraine 

· State Emergency Service of Ukraine

· State Border Guard Service of Ukraine 

· Centre for Strategic Communication

· Centre for Disinformation Resistance

· State Special Communications Service of Ukraine 

· Ukrainian Ground Forces 

· Ukrainian Navy

· Territorial Defense Forces 

· National Bank of Ukraine

Information about transportation and infrastructure:

· Ministry of Infrastructure 

· Ukrainian Railways  

· Airspace of Ukraine 

· State Agency of Automobile Roads of Ukraine 

· Boryspil International Airport

· Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority

· Danylo Halytskyi International Airport Lviv

· State Service of Ukraine for Transport Safety

Keep calm and trust only official sources. Ukraine will prevail!

The material was prepared by ZMiST. Please follow ZMiST on Twitter and Facebook.

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