Information Warfare: russian fakes for June 21th, 2022

Millions of Ukrainians are encountering russian propaganda every day. It spreads through TV, radio, mass media, social networks, and 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.

FAKE: Mothers of Ukrainian PoWs do not want their kids to return to Ukraine



This fake is a continuation of a russian propaganda narrative about Ukrainians being unwilling to fight. Unfortunately for russia, in reality, the situation is reversed: Ukrainians are having trouble getting into the military since there are too many volunteers and not enough equipment for everyone, and in russia recruiters are having trouble finding men willing to join the russian army. There are multiple cases of russian PoWs refusing to be exchanged and returned to russia. Ukrainian PoWs are also being kept in horrible conditions, undergo torture, and many die in russian prisons.

Additionally, russia has a long tradition of treating its soldiers that were captured by the enemy as traitors or criminals. During WW II, thousands of Soviet soldiers released from German captivity were senteced to penal colonies, GULAGs, or were executed for being collaborators or “enemies of the people”.

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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