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The Blowing-Up of the Kakhovska HPP and Ukraine's Counteroffensive. Russian Media Monitoring Report, 5-11 June 2023.

The blowing-up of the Kakhovska HPP by Russian forces left the Russian media scrambling for versions which could exonerate Russia with the main narrarative “It was Ukraine, not us!!”. Russian propaganda came up with a flurry of explanations why Ukraine had blown up the HPP denying Russia’s involvement. Russian disinformation media are finally able to report on Ukraine’s actual counteroffensive. Now that the operation is underway, the propagandists have been reporting on Ukraine's colossal losses and the power of Russian weapons.
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“It’s all drugs, not patriotism”: Russian Propagandists Explain Why Ukrainians Just Won't Give Up. Russian Media Monitoring Report, 29 May-4 June 2023.

As the wave of Russian disinformation about the blowing up of the Kakhovska HPP is rising, our analysts are already tracking it for our next week’s report.Meanwhile, this media monitoring report is focused on how Russian propagandists explain the persistence of Ukraine’s defenders to their Russian audiences. Admitting that Ukrainians are forced to fight off the invaders is out of question.
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Coca-Cola Refreshments for the Nazi. Russian Media Monitoring Report, 22-28 May 2023

Last week, Russian media continued spreading stories about an alleged rift between the military and political leadership of Ukraine. The propagandists once again claimed that the CinC AF General Valerii Zaluzhnyi had been incapacitated and was no longer able to discharge his duties. Russia’s foreign ministry also said that the United States had financed Hitler and accused it of aiding the Holocaust.Finally, even a slightest hint at the possibility of Japan's NATO membership was enough to make the disinformation media lose their nerve.This monitoring report covers these and other topics of the disinformation spread by Russian state media and online parajournalists to manipulate public opinion.
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Pryhozhyn and Russian Defense Ministry Locked in Bitter Flag-Raising Battle over Bakhmut. Russian Media Monitoring Report, 15-21 May 2023.

Last week, Russian media published excited reports on Russia's success in the war. The propagandists continued to argue that, unlike Western missiles, Kinzhal hypersonic missiles were absolutely impervious to being intercepted. Russian media scared their audiences with stories about a radioactive cloud drifting towards Western Europe from Ukraine. The fake was traced to the Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev who has a history of coming up with all sorts of conspiracy theories and nonsense. This monitoring report covers these and other topics of the disinformation spread by Russian state media and online parajournalists to manipulate public opinion.
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Russia Dreams of Ruling Ukraine’s Skies. Russian Media Monitoring Report, 8-14 May 2023

Last week, Russian media reported successful strikes on Western weapon systems in Ukraine. They claimed that Russia had learned to target and kill Ukraine’s HIMARS launchers or at least fool their guidance systems.The propagandists dream of the day when Russia destroys all the Patriot systems, too, so it could finally bomb Ukraine with impunity. At the same time, Russian media avoid saying why Russia did not secure air superiority in Ukraine before the Patriots were delivered.Russian media also raved in patriotic exaltation over Victory Day celebrations and warned that using the word ‘rusnya’ would soon be against the law.This monitoring report covers these and other topics of the disinformation spread by Russian state media and online parajournalists to manipulate public opinion.
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Kadyrov Pledges to Hold Bakhmut if the Wagner Boys Run. Russian Media Monitoring Report, 1-7 May 2023.

Last week, the founder of Wagner PMC Yevheniy Pryhozhyn made a surprise move by threatening to pull back his forces from Bakhmut. The disinformation media scrambled to shift the focus onto Ramzan Kadyrov who had promised that his Chechen fighters would replace the Wagnerites and help to hold the city. The Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev once again claimed that the West is plotting to destroy Russia with the help of none other than gender diversity.Russian propagandists also claimed about the staging of a “color revolution” in Hungary to overthrow the “independent” Viktor Orbán.This monitoring report covers these and other topics of the disinformation spread by Russian state media and online parajournalists to manipulate public opinion.
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Swedes Protest Against NATO while Germans Want Cheap Russian Energy Back. Russian Media Monitoring Report, 17-23 April 2023

Russian media keep saying that the Ukrainian counteroffensive is doomed. Last week, the propagandists claimed that Russian army excels at defensive warfare. The disinformation media tried to exonerate Wagner PMC after the testimony of former mercenaries sharing grim details of murders of Ukrainian civilians and the disobedient Russian servicemen had gone viral.Russian media ran numerous stories about the traitors of Russia who discredit the armed forces and praised the snitches who report them to the authorities. This monitoring report covers these and other topics of the disinformation spread by Russian state media and online parajournalists to manipulate public opinion.
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US Reopens “Secret Biolabs” in Ukraine. Russian Media Monitoring Report, 10-16 April 2023.

Russian media are confident that the Ukrainian counter-offensive will be disastrous and signal the end of the support of Ukraine by the West. Last week, the propagandists told stories about the brave Russian army fighters who have already knocked out many Leopard tanks and killed thousands of Polish mercenaries. The disinformation media continued producing fakes about “secret biolabs” operated by the United States in Ukraine and convincing the audiences that Washington is ready to go to war with China to keep the dollar afloat. This monitoring report covers these and other topics of the disinformation spread by Russian state media and online parajournalists to manipulate public opinion.
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Ukrainian Military Are Selling Western Weapons to Buy Luxury Cars. Russian Media Monitoring Report, 3-9 April 2023.

Last week's stories on Russian media were focused on Ukraine's “horrible losses” in the war. The propagandists used doctored images to convince their audiences that Kyiv had lost “incomparably” more soldiers than Russia. In the absence of victories on the front lines, the disinformation media had to put a new coat of paint on some old fakes.The Russian media also denounced the prime minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan who, they claimed, had been poisoning the friendship between the Armenian and the Russian peoples. This monitoring report covers these and other topics of the disinformation spread by Russian state media and online parajournalists to manipulate public opinion.
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“Why is Bakhmut Still Not Ours?” Russian Media Monitoring Report, 27 March-2 April 2023.

Just like the Ukrainians, Russian propagandists are looking forward to the Ukrainian offensive. Last week, Russian media stressed that the expected AFU counter-offensive is doomed: once the attack has fizzled out, the Russian army would secure a sweeping victory. However, the disinformation media could not avoid the subject of lackluster progress in Bakhmut. While trying to justify the endless tug-of-war, they claimed it was all part of the master plan of the higher military command to eradicate the Ukrainian defenders of the city. Russian media threatened left and right with consequences for Sweden and Finland for their intentions of joining NATO and Armenia for becoming a party to the Rome Statute. This monitoring report covers these and other topics of the disinformation spread by Russian state media and online parajournalists to manipulate public opinion.

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