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Hot topics of Russian disinfo: proposing a “mild” federalization. Issue #40

The attention to Avakov was called a result of intrigues by “the Soroslings” adding that “veterans and a wrong reform of the police are to blame for everything”.In anticipation of the local elections, Russian disinformers are betting on regional forces that will allegedly promote "mild federalization" after their alleged victory.Tkachenko's appointment was written about within the context of constant mentioning of his "master" Kolomoisky, and disinformers once again emphasized the president's alleged dependence on the oligarchs.Manipulators wrote that the plans to deoccupy Donbass "will never be realized", and as for Crimea, they attributed aggressive intentions to Ukraine.They were outraged that displaced persons from the occupied territories would be present at the Minsk talks.Monitoring data for more than a year is awailable on the dashboardJune 1–7, 2020
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Hot topics of Russian disinfo: attacking Poroshenko, defending Stepanov, blaming ATO veterans of the Brovary shooting. Issue #39

Police violence and the shooting in Brovary were not interpreted as a failure of police reform, instead Russian websites reduced the explanation to the Maidan.The SBI muscle-flexing in the Honchar Museum and the Ukrainian Forbes intensified the mantra "Poroshenko is to blame for everything"The "children of Suprun" are in a hurry to help the "children of Soros". They, along with the pharmaceutical lobby, are accused of trying to dismiss the head of the Ministry of Health.Gas is on the agenda again: Russia is fighting for Nord Stream 2 and against liquefied gas supplies.Manipulators once again asked to supply Ukrainian water to the occupied Crimea.Monitoring data for more than a year is awailable on the dashboardMay 25—31, 2020
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Hot topics of Russian disinfo. Criticizing Gordon, Saakashvili is a threat to Shmyhal, Zelensky a worse liar than Poroshenko. Issue #38

Manipulators drag Ukraine into the American elections and call it a "puppet" regime.They criticized Gordon and predicted a future "reprisal" of nationalists against him.They criticized Zelensky's press conference, calling him "cowardly" and "unprincipled".Disinformers were preparing Shmyhal's government to take on the negative of quarantine measures.They exaggerated the dependence on Russian gas and tried to revive historical conflicts with Poland.Want to find more themes? Take advantage of the updated dashboard.Period: May 18—24, 2020
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Hot topics of Russian disinfo: Russia celebrates May 9 while Ukraine exacts revenge for Stepan Bandera. Issue #37

Poklonskaya has flooded the Ukrainian media space with herself, she is not only criticized.Medical reform, even sabotaged, is still being compared to genocide.Disinformers continue to write about quarantine fatigue, forgetting that the coronavirus is much more depleting.Tymoshenko, OPFL, and Kolomoisky's group have criticized the Rada's recent decisions using the theses of Moscow's disinformation.More celebration, less grief on May 9th. Pompous heroization of the role of the USSR in World War II.At the same time, an attack on nationalists is unfolding; attacks on Sternenko are mingled with Farion's quotes about yogurts.Want to find more themes? Take advantage of the updated dashboard, in which we collected materials for the last year until last Monday.Period: May 11—17, 2020
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Hot topics of Russian disinfo: “Zelensky speaks like Poroshenko”, May 9, and US biolabs in Ukraine. Issue #36

Disinformers tried to inflate the scale of the May 9 celebrations in Ukraine and forgot to mention its implications during the epidemic.They play on the annoyance of quarantine supporters and their opponents, pushing them against each other.Disinformers try to twist decentralization into "federalization" and write about "undermined trust" in the central government.They disseminate propaganda about "an American colony" and about Russia, which allegedly became a "superpower" and "challenged the United States".They undermine the trust in medical reform through emotional manipulation, and they shift all responsibility for problems in healthcare to the previous team of the Ministry of Health.Period: May 4—10, 2020
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Hot topics of Russian disinfo: “Shmyhal’s bloody regime”. Issue #35

"Federalization" is back. This is how the mayors' disputes with the central government over quarantine measures are interpreted.Nefedov and Saakashvili intensified the reiteration of the thesis of "external governance".Publications from the Kremlin orbit distorted the memory of the tragedy of May 2, 2014 in Odessa.Lyashko and Tymoshenko promoted themselves using the topics of the sale of land and migrant workers.After a series of rebuttals, OPFL is still disseminating fakes about biolabs.Period: April 27 — May 3, 2020
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Hot topics of Russian disinfo: Playing the quarantine fatigue. Issue #34

"The community is tired of quarantine" and Ukraine is predicted to become the "main victim" of the pandemic.On the anniversary of Zelensky's presidency he was criticized for being "Zelensky, not Poroshenko" and for being "Zelensky, a Poroshenko". And they were teaching him from Russia how to "end" the war in the East of Ukraine.Disinformers wrote about the difficult relationship between the mayors of big cities with the central government and reiterated endless prophecies of "federalization" of Ukraine.They “courted” Saakashvili for a government position and accused him of working for Soros, the oligarchs, and Avakov.They sought ways to mock the medical reform, fought over a lost plant, and wrote about corruption at the Ministry of Health.Period: April 20—26, 2020
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Hot topics of Russian disinfo: ROC in Ukraine bakes “Easter bread for orphans” and spreads the virus. Issue #33

Due to the dust storm in Kyiv and large-scale wildfires, disinformers drew parallels with biblical plots and compared residents of the Crimea and Donbass with the Jewish people.They “bleached” the Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine, which neglected quarantine restrictions, and they called quarantine "repression against the Orthodox people" and mocked "God online."They predicted protests and a change of power in Ukraine because of the post-quarantine crisis.They reinforced the rhetoric aimed at eliminating Ukraine as a state: "Will Ukraine continue its existence after the end of the coronavirus pandemic?"They called for limiting the level of salaries for officials, trying to undermine the Ukrainian state's ability to hire professionals.Disinformers also heroized Oles Buzyna, ridiculed Vyatrovich, and complained about “Russophobia” while disseminating chauvinistic texts about “Khokhols”.April 13—19, 2020
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Hot topics of Russian disinfo: “Dying wards for the people”. Issue #32

Frightening coronavirus predictions: Ukraine will become a “hotbed of COVID-19” and “may be swept by riots” through total crisis, impoverishment, marginalization, and criminalization.Comparisons of Ukraine and Russia, glorifying the latter.Trying to discredit Ukrainian volunteers, doubting the integrity of activists.Discrediting presidents, the former and the currentPromoting a “strong arm” in economics, food panic, degrading Ukrainian culturePeriod: April 6—12, 2020
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Hot topics of Russian disinfo: Prosecutor Rabinovich will imprison everyone who voted for the land market. Issue #31

Coronavirus is in the limelight again, but this week saw an increase in the news from the Verkhovna Rada because of the "anti-Kolomoisky" law and the land market. Disinformers are using the epidemic to frighten with Ukraine's "collapse", the state's "insolvency", and to wreak panic among the population. Since the second stage of the medical reform did start on April 1st, Uliana Suprun was damned many times. Disinformers consistently prophesize "collapse and disaster" to the medical reform.During the monitoring period, rows took place in the Verkhovna Rada around the land market and the "anti-Kolomoisky" law. "Oppositionists" promise to imprison everyone who voted for the land market law. They prophesize an "alienation of a part of the territory" and a "degradation of the soil." Many "compliments" went to Petro Poroshenko, whose faction supported the land market law. Ihor Kolomoisky, on the contrary, received friendly support from the manipulators; they argue that the law which makes it impossible to return nationalized banks is allegedly needed to take land away from people.Period: March 30 — April 5, 2020

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