Tag "Donbas"

How British, German, and US media cover Crimea’s annexation and the Donbas war

By Rens Wilderom, for VoxUkraine This article investigates how British newspapers covered Crimea’s annexation and the Donbass war. It shows that initially an “international conflict frame” was used as the dominant way to interpret Crimea’s annexation, which in about three months was succeeded by a “local conflict frame,” then used as the most prevalent way to make sense of the enduring Donbass war. Moreover, it shows that as the war

Fake: Ukraine Legalizes Violence. Private Armies to Fight in Donbas

The recent registration of a draft law in the Ukrainian parliament outlining military consulting activities has caused an avalanche of fakes in Russia’s pro-Kremlin press. The law legalizes violence, confirms the country’s status as an illegal arms trafficking center, and calls for “licenses to kill”, Kremlin faithful outlets wail. Ukraine needs such a law, the fakes claim, because its soldiers are massively deserting and therefore private armies will replace Ukraine’s

Fake: Ukraine Has Not Complying with Minsk Agreements for Five Years

Russian RT is once again spinning one of its favorite narratives about the Russian made war in eastern Ukraine – that Ukraine has not implemented any of the Minsk agreements, the hasty peace deal signed by Ukraine, the Russian Federation and the self-proclaimed Russian separatist Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics in 2014 and 2015. According to this narrative Ukraine is the guilty party, not interested in peace or fulfilling the

Fake: ‘Bloody Canadian Mercenaries’ Appear in Donbas

The police of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic announced on January 12 that they had seen Canadian mercenaries in Stanytsia Luhanska, a town in eastern Ukraine near the contact line between Ukrainian and Russian separatist controlled territory. “Ruthless Canadian mercenaries from private military companies have come to kill in Luhansk” declared the pro-Kremlin publication Russkaya Vesna – Russian Spring. These claims are not supported by any evidence and the OSCE

Putin: Heavy weaponry in Donbas comes from governments sympathetic to separatists, not Russia

By Polygraph Vladimir PutinPresident of Russia“I’m constantly being asked this question: where do they get tanks and heavy artillery? Listen, in many hot spots around the world there are various kinds of conflicts and military campaigns, including with the use of tanks, artillery, and so on. Where does this come from? Apparently, from those structures and states who sympathize with them, but this is their equipment, not foreign. I’d like

Fake: Over 70% of Ukrainians Ready to Compromise with Russia for Peace in Eastern Ukraine

On December 6, Russia’s First state channel’d Time Will Tell daily political talk show presented fake results of a real sociological poll that was conducted in Ukraine. The show’s host Artem Sheinin said that 72.5% of Ukrainians said the country must agree to compromises in order to achieve peace. Meanwhile the real results of a poll conducted by the Democratic Initiatives research center together with the Kyiv International Sociology Institute

The Ukraine-Russia Paris Meeting Through the Russian Propaganda Lens

Zero result for Ukraine, a Donbas Srebrenica and Putin is the winner. That is a very concise roundup of Russian media responses to the Ukraine-Russia meeting brokered by France and Germany to jump start talks on the war in eastern Ukraine that took place in Paris on December 9. Generally Russian media considered the Paris meeting as something positive for Russia, neutral or negative for the occupied Donbas and a

StopFakeNews with Marko Suprun (No.264)

Ukraine plans to forcibly resettle and reeducate residents of the Donbas because Kyiv has finally capitulated to Moscow after Russia returns Ukrainian ships the Russian navy captured a year ago.

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