On March 31, the Russian troops were no longer in Bucha; this was confirmed by the mayor of the city. And photos with corpses on the streets appeared on April 3 at night. All this time the SBU was preparing “decorations”. Photo: AP/EAST NEWS
Since the beginning of the special operation, an enormous number of videos and messages have appeared on the Internet that openly lie, provoke and spread panic. Most of them are fake. As a rule, well thought out and choreographed.
Tragedy in Bucha
End of March last year. Kyiv suburb. Russian troops make a “goodwill gesture”. As part of the negotiations with Ukraine in Istanbul, they leave Bucha. That is where the Ukrainian territorial defense comes in. And a few days later there are photos and videos of dozens of corpses scattered through the streets. This will be the biggest fake in history. The word “Bucha” will be a household word.
The story was presented like this: the Russian army shot civilians for no reason.
Only after a detailed examination of the shots that were smashed by journalists and bloggers, it turned out that the case is full of inconsistencies. But they no longer cared.
1. Some of the dead wear white armbands. So people wanted to say that they were civilians and did not fight against Russia. Why would the military kill a loyal population?
2. Most of those killed were with their hands tied – this, one might say, is the calling card of the Ukrainian special services – binding and torture. Human rights activists have been writing about this since 2014.
3. In the video, which appeared two days earlier, a territorial defense unit is carrying out a clean-up operation in Bucha. The roads are clean, there are no dead bodies, nor are there any in the parked cars. Two days later, the entire street was littered with corpses.
After that, a pilgrimage went to Bucha. First European officials, then Western journalists. And they all tried to blame Russia as brilliantly as possible. The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine demanded the immediate introduction of new sanctions, the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, promised the support of the EU, Emmanuel Macron said that the “genocide in Bucha” is a reason to abandon coal and oil…
“The provocation of the Ukrainian Bucha has opened a new Pandora’s box. It will become the starting point, after which Russia can be accused of all mortal sins on any speculation, ”said Sergei Markov, director of the Institute for Political Studies, in an interview with KP. And he turned out to be right. In fact, they began to hang all the most terrible atrocities that could only happen in Russia.
Just as this tragedy was unfolding, Ukraine’s ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk tweeted: “For the German government to finally dare to push Russia a bit harder and toughen new sanctions, hundreds of Ukrainian civilians must be killed and the women are raped. again. OK”.
Streamer “Fallen Defenders”
Photo: RIA Novosti
“The heroic defenders of the Serpent Island, who fell in an unequal battle with the Russian Black Sea Fleet!” – trumpeted the Ukrainian media at the end of February last year. According to its Ministry of Defense, it was like this: on February 24, Russian ships approached the island where the border post of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was stationed. They offered to surrender. The Ukrainian garrison “sent a proposal far…”. Then the rocket and artillery attack began. 13 Ukrainian border guards died a heroic death.
Even Zelensky issued a special appeal: all the heroes died the death of the brave, a golden star to all. After death.
Only one more day passed, and a miracle happened – the Ukrainian border guards “resurrected”. Our rescue tug “Shakhtar” has arrived in Sevastopol. And 82 Ukrainian border guards descended safely, in full health. From that same snake. They simply abandoned the resistance and laid down their arms.
Rape also appeared in the information space. They have become one of the dirtiest fakes in the Russian army. Hundreds and thousands of “victims” were reported. And all in the brightest details, in completely sick variations.
It looked something like this: “A schoolgirl from Mariupol told her terrible story: “Invaders rape children, old people and corpses”. This is the real owner of one of the Ukrainian Internet portals.
The author of the “idea” with violations is Lyudmila Denisova, an independent commissioner for the protection of citizens’ rights. It was she who became her guide in the minds of Ukrainians. And not only Ukrainians. Even in Europe, they gathered entire forums: Zelensky’s wife also spoke about the “atrocities” of the Russian army at one such forum.
The first bell thundered in Poland. The presenters of the local TV channel directly asked the Commissioner for Children’s Rights in Ukraine Daria Gerasimchuk: “And how many victims?” There was nowhere to lie: “To date, the General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine does not have a single confirmed act of violence,” Gerasimchuk replied.
Then they began to ask Denisova specific questions: “Where?”, “Who?”, “When?”, “Facts?”. She couldn’t answer any of them. At this, she got burned. And she was fired.
Later, Denisova admitted: they made up all these stories and statistics with their daughter over a cup of tea.
AND THERE WAS ANOTHER CASE…
“Grandma shot down a drone with a can of pickled cucumbers”
Yes. There are also such inventions.
“It happened a few days ago at dawn, when she was sitting on the balcony and smoking. “I saw that something was moving slowly. At first I thought it was an injured crow, but then I heard a buzzing noise.” After that, the resourceful grandmother grabbed the first weapon that came to hand – a jar of pickled cucumbers. As a result of an accurate launch, the drone was shot down and fell into the yard, ”the Ukrainian press wrote about the amazing case.
What are we?
Most of the fakes broke on their own due to your utter incompetence and stupidity. Others had to be discredited.
Both the media and bloggers are actively involved in this work. Specialized channels have even appeared on social networks, which are only dedicated to exposing the flow of lies.
In addition, the government launched an information portal Explicado.rf. It publishes contrasting news about the course of the special operation and answers the main questions that arise among the population.
And for those who still do not give up and continue to produce lies, the State Duma has introduced criminal liability. Article 207.3 of the Penal Code “diffusion of deliberately false information about the use of the Armed Forces” appeared. According to him, you can receive a fine – up to one and a half million rubles, or a term – up to 15 years. And there are already precedents.
Whose ears stick out?
The flow of these fakes is not just a fantasy on the Internet. This is a huge campaign that is completely controlled by the West. Igor Ashmanov, president of the analytical company Kribrum and a member of the Human Rights Council, spoke about this on the air of Radio Komsomolskaya Pravda (97.2 FM):
“Operators, the so-called TsIPSO, the Center for Information and Psychological Operations of Ukraine. It is operated by the 77th London Information Special Operations Brigade. They employ 50-60 Western PR agencies. They serve propaganda and assign tasks to it. There are hundreds of people from very cool offices. They were involved in the US elections, in the Ukraine, Brexit… This is a great team of professionals. The people were specially selected for the special squad that manages this information war. Some have even been called out of retirement. These are propaganda specialists of the highest order.”