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LifeNews Airs Counterfeited Document to Link Nonexistent USAID Project with Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers

In late July, the Russian television channel LifeNews aired a false report with the headline, “Kiev Will Entice Militia Men with the Help of an American USAID Program.” During the broadcast, it showed a supporting document, allegedly from Ukrainian government officials about the “Helping Hand” program, which is supposedly to be run by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). LifeNews claimed that the document, dated July 8, 2015,

Lifenews Misinforms about “Desertion” of General

On June 22, the Russian television channel Lifenews informed its viewers that Alexander Kolomiets, a Ukrainian Major-General in the reserves, had deserted his position in order to join the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic.” But Lifenews completely mislead about the actual standing of the deserter, presenting him as an acting assistant secretary of defense in Ukraine. The report stated: “Kolomiets decided to interrupt his successful career, and he evacuated his family

LifeNews’ Fake: Russian Drummer from “Metal Corrosion” Forced to Serve in Azov Battalion

The Russian website LifeNews reported that the drummer of the Russian band “Коррозия металла” (Metal Corrosion), Andrey Martynenkov, was forced into Ukrainian military service and to serve in a musical platoon of the voluntary Azov regiment. The source of this information was not Martynenkov himself, but the leader of the band, Sergey Troitskiy. “They seized the drummer directly on the street, during his visit to relatives in Rovno,” Troitskiy said.

LifeNews’ Fake: The Ukrainian Defense Ministry Acknowledges Failure of Mobilization

On February 2, 2015, Russia’s LifeNews television channel broke the news that Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak had confirmed the failure of the country’s mobilization efforts and complained that no more than 20% of its recruits are ready to participate in military operation in Donbas. This is not accurate. What in fact the Defense Minister said was that 20% of the necessary number of mobilized troops wants to go to

Journalists call for Signing the Petition for Revoking International Prize of World Summit Award Mobile given to LifeNews

Statement We, representatives of the Ukrainian and international media community, are appalled by the decision of the World Summit Award Mobile jury to award Russian TV channel LifeNews for one of its mobile applications. We would like to remind everyone that, in recent years, especially after Ukraine’s Euromaidan events and Russia’s subsequent annexation of the Crimea and military aggression in eastern Ukraine, LifeNews has become an obvious instrument of the Russian government’s propaganda and information

LifeNews, Vesti and Others. Is the Propaganda a Crime?

In the today’s war the media confirmed to have the status of the fourth estate. But the estate, which is not burdened with obligations or responsibilities, Artem Afian says in his blog on LIGA.net. Propaganda, is undoubtedly one of the pillars of today’s war. All of these tanks, machine guns, ribbons would remain simple props without absurd and hysterical scenes of Russian and pro-Russian media. Beating the LifeNews correspondent, smashing

The lie of LifeNews: Images of Ukrainian Army Bombardment in Ilovaisk

The Russian TV channel LifeNews manipulates video images in order to falsely accuse the Ukrainian military of the deliberate extermination of Donbas civilians. On August 19 LifeNews showed a “news item” about the battle for the Ukrainian town of Ilovaisk.  According to Russian journalists, the Ukrainian army has been firing at the town’s residential areas using grenade launchers, mortars and heavy machine guns. Moreover, LifeNews claims that the Ukrainian TV channel

Fake: a LifeNews journalist directed the fire of separatists

A report about one of the journalists of the Russian TV channel LifeNews coordinating the DPR militants’ fire at Ukrainian positions has been spread throughout the Network lately. Such a conclusion was made because this very channel was the first to show the video where a cameraman indicated targets for the militants. That’s why this video got on-screen graphic of LifeNews.

Lie: Lifenews uploaded their story about shooting in Slovyansk on Youtube before it actually happened

StopFake team considers it is important to mention that we have suspicions towards Russian media statements, especially LifeNews, regarding events in Slovyansk, because we feel like they have used extremely dubious arguments. However, the main argument that is currently used against LifeNews is not correct either. Opinion that states that the story about shooting in Slovyansk was uploaded on Youtube on the 19th April, when the actual events happened on

Lifenews.ru lies about 3 Ukrainian air defense regiment desertion into Crimea Autonomy side

On the 4th of March ligenews.ru announced an urgent message about readiness of Ukrainian soldiers and local population to defend Crimea . Supposedly 3 Ukrainian air defense regiment, 800 soldiers and officers announced this message. Lifenews.ru website also announced, that military regiments, located in Evparotia, Feodosia and Fiolenta changed over into Crimea’s side. Earlier on, 30 Ukrainian air-defense crews already took the side of Crimea,  says lifenews.ru Aleksandr Markin, executive of military base

Who really rules the airwaves in Moldova?

“With public trust at all time low, we need to examine how murky media ownership threatens pluralism and freedom of speech in Moldova,” – Nadine Gogu wrote for Open Democracy: Last year, Moldova underwent a deep political and social crisis. Around one billion dollars were embezzled from the state’s coffers. Large periods passed without a sitting government, and discord grew within the governing coalition and the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)

Russian Media Outlets Falsely Accuse Belarusian Brothers of Brussels Attack

On March 14, eight days before the terrorist attacks in Brussels, the Russian media outlet Lifenews reported (archive) that two Belarusian brothers, Ivan and Aleksey Dovbash, and an accomplice, Marat Yunusov, were planning a terrorist attack in Belgium. After terrorist attacks did take place in Belgium the following week, Lifenews doubled down, naming the brothers Dovbash and Yunusov as the “alleged” suicide bombers who attacked a metro station and airport in Brussels. Lifenews also reported (archive)

Kremlin Propaganda: Soviet Active Measures by Other Means

Upcoming in Estonian Journal of Military Studies, the journal of the Estonian National Defense College (ENDC)  By Yevhen Fedchenko ABSTRACT This article traces the evolution of Russian propaganda as part of active measures from Soviet times  through Russian occupation of Crimea and the war against Ukraine in Donbas  as the climax in use of propaganda and media manipulations. Fakes and forgeries are a part of active measures conducted by the Kremlin

How to Comb Russia’s TV News

This article is part of a larger guidebook by RuNet Echo to help people learn how to conduct open-source research on the Russian Internet. Explore the complete guidebook at the special project page. According to survey research by the Levada Center, the vast majority of Russians (85 percent) say they watch television to learn about the country’s news. While less than half (41 percent) say they also trust the news

Fake: Shevchenko Statue Demolished in Zaporizhzhia Region

On February 6, Ukrainian and Russian media actively spread the news that a monument to Ukraine’s national poet Taras Shevchenko was demolished in Tokmak, a city in the  Zaporizhzhia region. Tokmak City Council Member Vadym Lukash said this decision was taken solely by the city’s mayor, without explaining anything to the city council. The story then took on a life of its own, various versions of why the statute was

How to Identify a Fake

A significant percentage of information on high-profile events (the confrontational situation in Ukraine, in our case), does not correspond to reality. The root cause of this is the use of such information for governmental propaganda purposes: in this case the news stories are used not to inform the public, but to impose certain opinions on them, which is generally beneficial to one side or another. This document will attempt to

In What Way Ukrainian Banks Were “Ranked” the “Most Unreliable”

On January 21 Ukrainian and Russian media dedicated a great deal of attention to the claim that seemingly at the World Economic forum in Davos Ukrainian banks were declared to be the most unreliable. The source for this claim was the Soundness of Banks section of the Global Competiveness report 2015-2016. This news was carried by Ukrainian Korrespondent, Ekonomichna Pravda, Channel 24, Capital,  Delovaya Stolitsa  and Russian sites Lifenews, news.mail.ru, independent-news.ru and

Russia’s Top 200 Lies – International Edition

Since the start of the Ukrainian revolution, subversive Russian media has been transformed into an outright propaganda machine. Since that time, the Kremlin’s factory of lies extended its operations, along with Putin’s expanding geopolitical objectives. This installment of Russia’s debunked falsehoods includes examples from different parts of the world, writes Yulia Davis for Russia Lies. 181. After the downing of a Russian SU-24 bomber, Turkey found itself in the crosshairs

The Kremlin’s News Man Decides It’s Time to Say ‘Daesh’ Instead of ‘ISIL’

The Russian state media has joined the worldwide debate about what to call the Al Qaeda offshoot that has come to control large parts of Iraq and Syria. This militant organization is known to most English-language readers as ISIS (the “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria”) or simply “the Islamic State.” In Russia, the group is typically called ИГИЛ (the Russian form of ISIL, or “Islamic State of Iraq and

Fake: Ukrainian TV Forbidden from Showing Handshake between Putin and Poroshenko

On October 18, posting on Facebook, the former creative producer for the 112 Ukraine television network falsely claimed that Ukrainian television channels hadn’t shown images of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko shaking hands in Paris before a meeting on October 2. The producer, Viktor Zubritsky, wrote: “And so Poroshenko shook Putin by the hand, but he wished that Ukrainians didn’t know about it. And in some

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