UPDATED. Provocation and Disinformation Overview

UPDATED. Provocation and Disinformation Overview

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18 May 2022

Vox Ukraine stays on guard checking every newspiece coming in these challenging times for our country. Every two hours Vox Ukraine team posts an overview of aggressor’s provocations and disinformation attempts. Stay tuned.

russia’s THREATS, PROVOCATIONS, and DISINFORMATION as of noon on May 18

  • Azov held the whole of Mariupol hostage.
  • Those who remain in the Azovstal steelworks will see the wounded treated and not killed. It may prompt some to surrender.
  • MP Kira Rudyk, who was involved in talks regarding Ukrainian service members’ surrender in Azovstal, said there was no agreement between Kyiv and moscow on exchanging the Azovstal captives.
  • Using blackmail to get foreign aid is one of the reasons why Kyiv has set the task to Ukraine’s Armed Forces to defend Severodonetsk at all costs.
  • russia will hold a press tour for russian and foreign journalists across “liberated” areas of Ukraine, including the country’s east, south, and Crimea.

Now the TRUTH

  • The Azov Regiment, like the other Mariupol defenders, did not hold the civilian population hostage. russia has repeatedly said that the defenders of Mariupol use civilians as a “human shield” or hold people hostage to flee together through humanitarian corridors. None of that is true. Like the Marines, the National Guard, the National Police, and other defenders, Azov safeguarded the city and its people and repeatedly called on the authorities and the world community to save civilians.
  • Although propaganda outlets try to “stimulate” the rest of the defenders to surrender by making such statements, Ukraine’s official position is different. First, negotiations are underway to rescue those remaining in the plant. Second, negotiations are underway on exchanging the 264 Mariupol defenders evacuated earlier. Third, russia’s official statements indicate completely different russian plans regarding Ukrainian defenders, i.e., convicting them of war crimes and Nazism and possibly even returning the death penalty for Nazi crimes. Therefore, overall, it does not look like russia is going to treat Ukrainian prisoners well.
  • This fake news arose because, in one of the recent pieces by The New York Times, Kira Rudyk was named a participant in the negotiations for the release of the Mariupol defenders. Mykhailo Podoliak, an adviser to the head of the President’s Office, denied media reports about the Holos party chairperson Kira Rudyk’s participation in the talks regarding the evacuation of Ukrainian defenders from Mariupol. According to him, such statements only harm the fragile process “at such a crucial moment.” The Holos party’s head wrote on her Facebook page that she was not involved in the negotiations regarding evacuations from Azovstal, saying the American newspaper’s article “did not say a word” about it.
  • The Armed Forces are defending Severodonetsk, trying to repel russian troops from it, not because the government is using blackmail to get Western aid, but because it is a Ukrainian city. Ukraine plans on returning and protecting all of its cities. The West continues to provide us with financial, military (weapons supplies), and diplomatic aid because if Ukraine loses, russia’s next goal would be Europe. In addition, the world does not need a terrorist country like russia to blackmail the whole world with a potential attack merely to sell energy and expand its geopolitical influence.
  • The press tour organized by russia is an attempt to televise a staged show that russia is a “harbinger of protection and peace” in the so-called “liberated” cities of Ukraine. In this way, russia will only show its domestic and foreign media a distorted picture of reality. In actuality, the occupiers have been terrorizing, torturing, interrogating, and killing civilians in the temporarily occupied cities and regions.

russia’s THREATS, PROVOCATIONS, and DISINFORMATION as of noon on May 17

  • Ukraine’s Defense Ministry has officially acknowledged the surrender of 264 people in Azovstal.
  • Ukrainian artillery fired on the village of Olenivka near Donetsk. The Azov Regiment members that surrendered in Azovstal are transported through this settlement. It looks like a deliberate attempt to destroy their own surrendering unit.
  • The Ukrainian military uses schools and hospitals for military purposes, and civilians as a human shield.
  • The russian defense ministry claims the explosion in the Kharkiv region that resulted in an orange cloud was carried out by Ukrainian special services detonating a fougade, amped up with a ton of “ammonium nitrate.” According to russia’s defense ministry, a cloud about a kilometer high floated towards Kramatorsk.”
  • Ukrainian media report an unprecedented victory: the Armed Forces soldiers allegedly reached the border with russia, as evidenced by pictures taken against the backdrop of a border post. In reality, Ukrainian soldiers simply brought the pole with them, placed it in the middle of a field, took pictures, and then tried to leave the scene as soon as possible.

Now the TRUTH

  • The Supreme Military Command ordered the commanders of the units stationed in Azovstal to save the lives of their members. Therefore, 53 gravely wounded soldiers were rescued from Azovstal yesterday and transported to the occupied town of Novoazovsk in the Donetsk region. Another 211 soldiers were evacuated through a humanitarian corridor to the occupied Olenivka and then returned to the Ukrainian-controlled territory, following an exchange procedure. Measures continue to be taken to rescue the remaining defenders in Azovstal. By maintaining their positions in Azovstal, the Mariupol defenders did not let the enemy transfer the forces comprised of up to 17 battalion tactical groups (about 20,000 personnel) to other directions. That prevented the enemy from implementing the plan of the rapid capture of Zaporizhzhia, advancing to the administrative border of the Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia regions, and creating conditions for surrounding the JFO  groups.
  • In an address on rescuing soldiers from Mariupol, Volodymyr Zelensky stressed: “We hope that we’ll be able to save the lives of our guys. Among them are those badly wounded, and they are getting help. I want to emphasize that Ukraine needs Ukrainian heroes alive.” Therefore, we have no objective basis to believe that the Armed Forces fired on Olenivka merely to “finish off” its own fighters. Moreover, russian propaganda always unequivocally states that any shelling of settlements is the doing of the Armed Forces. That is how russia often tries to shift the blame for its own crimes and shellings onto Ukraine’s defenders.
  • As of April 1, according to a study by the Kyiv School of Economics, Russia had destroyed 533 secondary and higher education institutions and 196 healthcare institutions. The damage from these destructions is estimated at more than $ 3 billion. Russian troops, not Ukrainian, have been destroying Ukrainian schools and hospitals.
  • The head of the Donetsk Regional State Administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko, said a Russian projectile hit a warehouse in the Kharkiv region where (according to preliminary information) ammonium nitrate was stored. Residents of northern Donetsk saw giant, scary columns of smoke, but there was no reason to panic. Ammonium nitrate is not a dangerous chemical, and its highest concentration after the explosion in a cloud reaches 200-500 meters from the epicenter. The explosion does not pose a threat to the population, and the Donetsk region cities are outside the cloud zone. Experts are already calculating damage to the environment. The situation is under control.
  • Members of the 227th Battalion of the 127th Brigade of the Territorial Defense Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine set up a border sign at the state border in the Kharkiv region. Therefore, the footage shows the fighters demonstratively carrying a pole, not just filming next to it. The border pole had apparently been damaged in the fighting, so they regained control over the border area restoring the Ukrainian border markers.

russia’s THREATS, PROVOCATIONS, and DISINFORMATION as of 10 a.m. on May 16

  • Schoolteachers are forced to report on their students who speak russian and listen to russian music. In eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian authorities banned people from speaking russian and celebrating Victory Day.
  • Russia plans on using Articles 5 and 6 of the Biological Weapons Convention to investigate biological activities in Ukraine.
  • It is a russo-Ukrainian war where the representatives of the political nation of “Ukrainians” are the proxy forces of the collective West. Therefore, it is necessary to destroy Ukrainian tanks, kill Ukrainian soldiers, burn their strongholds, and loudly declare that the war’s only goal can be the de-Ukrainization of russian Malorussia.
  • Western countries engage in large-scale grain transportation from Ukraine, resulting in huge queues of loaded trucks on the border with Moldova. In this way, the authorities will stage a new Holodomor in Ukraine.

Now the TRUTH

  • Ukrainian teachers have never been forced to report on the children speaking russian and, especially those listening to russian music. First, education and language laws restrict teaching in russian, which can be used as a language of instruction only for children in specialized classes. Second, the law does not limit the language used in everyday communication and language preferences. Legislation on language mainly governs the use of the Ukrainian language by the media, officials, the service sector, book printing, etc.
  • The world community has long disbelieved russia’s claims about the alleged development and use of biological weapons in Ukraine. The Ministry of Health, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, and representatives of the United States whom russia accuses of funding the development of bioweapons in Ukraine have repeatedly proved that Ukraine does not produce bioweapons or conduct experiments on Ukrainians or with hazardous biological reagents.
  • russia only uses such statements as justification for the failure of the so-called “special operation.” After all, losing the war to the collective West is probably not as shameful as losing it to Ukraine. However, the West only provides Ukraine with military, diplomatic and financial support. It does understand that if Ukraine loses, russia’s next goal might be Europe. Therefore, the West stands with Ukraine and is interested in destroying a dangerous enemy that does not hide its plans to capture another European country.
  • Fears of possible famine due to lack of grain are unfounded. Every year Ukraine produces many times more grain than it needs to consume. Thanks to it, the country “feeds” about 400 million people worldwide, acting as a guarantor of global food security, which russia has threatened by the invasion. Without supplies from Ukraine, the amount of available grain decreases, provoking rising prices. On the one hand, countries in Africa and the Middle East cannot afford to buy grain, and on the other hand, farmers around the globe cannot provide their animals with food. Hunger and food crises do not threaten Ukraine but the world. At the same time, due to the russian invasion, about 25 million tons of already purchased grain got stuck in the blocked ports, never reaching the buyers. These goods are not meant to be stored long-term, and they will eventually begin to deteriorate. About 90% of grain exports went through the ports. Currently, Ukraine and European countries’ entire agricultural sector is actively working to establish alternative sales channels.

russia’s THREATS, PROVOCATIONS, and DISINFORMATION as of 2 p.m. on May 13

  • Sanctions imposed against russia are largely provoking the global economic crisis. Many countries face the threat of famine, and the blame for this lies entirely with Western elites.
  • The “Azov members” torture and burn the civilian population of Mariupol hiding in Azostal to prevent them from coming out to the russians and leaving the plant.
  • Ukrainian refugees beat a Pole to death in Warsaw.

Now the TRUTH

  • russia makes such reports to distract its citizens from economic problems in russia in the first place. In reality, russia was harshly hit by the sanctions: restrictions on exports, disappearing imported goods, the devaluation of the ruble and inflation (which russia’s central bank can only curb artificially), unemployment, and falling incomes. All of this is transpiring in russia, and its political leadership chooses to keep hush about it, blaming Western elites instead. Unlike russia, the West is searching for alternative ways to supply its countries with gas and oil or to completely abandon imports from russia, looking for new markets for exports and investment. By the way, Ukraine could become one of them.
  • There are no objective grounds for claiming that Azov Regiment members torture civilians in Azovstal. Quite the opposite: Azov fighters have repeatedly called on the world community and Ukrainian authorities to arrange an evacuation for the civilian population. Moreover, even before russia began spreading allegations of the torture of civilians, it became known that all civilians had been evacuated from Azovstal, and only members of the military were being rescued.
  • There is no mention in the Polish media of any Ukrainian refugees beating a Pole to death. As for Ukrainian refugees, russia invents or chooses a negative example and then inflates it to sound like situations of this kind arise constantly and are frequent. That is russian propaganda manipulation because, in most cases, Ukrainian refugees abroad behave with dignity, are grateful for the help, and support Ukraine even from abroad.

russia’s THREATS, PROVOCATIONS, and DISINFORMATION as of 3 p.m. on May 12

  • Ukrainian special services are preparing a provocation in Dnipro to accuse the russian military of killing civilians.
  • Governor Marchenko of Aidar is preparing Odesa for a protracted war according to the Mariupol scenario.
  • Residents of the Kherson region, who previously left for other Ukrainian regions, are returning home, said the region’s deputy head Kyrylo Stremousov.

Now the TRUTH

  • Ukraine does not organize provocations against the Ukrainian civilian population. Yet such reports may be a sign that russia is preparing provocations to shift the blame onto Ukraine’s armed forces and special services. Disseminating such messages in advance will allow russia to say, “We warned you that Ukraine would organize such a provocation.” Earlier, russia had spread similar information about possible bombardments of other Ukrainian cities, shelling of temples on Easter, an attack on bridges across the Dnieper River, and provocations in western Ukraine on May 8-9.
  • The military administration and the mayor’s Office of Odesa are not preparing the city for the so-called “Mariupol scenario.” Overall, it is not clear what russia refers to as the “Mariupol scenario,” except for the plans to destroy this Ukrainian city by russian forces. All Ukrainian cities, including Odesa, are now preparing to defend themselves against a potential russian offensive. After all, Ukraine’s and these cities’ leadership will not yield a single piece of our land to russia.
  • Half of the city’s residents left Kherson. Meanwhile, the occupation authorities plan on holding an illegal referendum in the city and the region, proclaiming the so-called “Kherson People’s Republic” and asking russia to take in the “People’s Republic of Kherson.” Kyrylo Stremousov is an accessory, a self-proclaimed deputy head of the region siding with the occupiers. Notably, before the start of the full-scale war, Stremousov was a local journalist who spread many fake articles about COVID-19 and vaccinations. Most of these phony stories stemmed from russian propaganda.

russia’s THREATS, PROVOCATIONS, and DISINFORMATION as of 3 p.m. on May 11

  • The russian army allegedly does not commit crimes in the occupied cities of the Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions (Kherson, Berdiansk, Melitopol, etc.). This information began to spread on Facebook at least from April 6, 2022, after the facts of the mass killings of civilians in the Kyiv region under russian occupation became known. Similar reports continued to circulate in May.
  • The US aid of $ 40 billion aims to continue the war against russia, wishing to inflict a heavy defeat on russia and limit its economic development and global political influence.
  • Across Europe, the “Washington architects” planned and launched pro-Ukrainian/Ukrainian provocateurs to disrupt the May 9 celebrations.

Now the TRUTH

  • Even given the limited conditions under the occupation, we receive information about mass crimes committed by the russian army: kidnapping, torture, rape, injury, and murder. Here are just a few examples:
  1. February 24: The russian military shot five civilians dead near Nova Kakhovka, Kherson region.
  2. March 5: The russians killed two civilians in the Zaporizhzhia region.
  3. March 11: The russian occupiers kidnapped the mayor of Melitopol (released on March 16). Also, the abductions took place in the Kherson region, e.g., the mayor of Skadovsk (March 16) and a former head of the Kherson Regional State Administration (April 9).
  4. March 12: According to journalist Konstiantyn Ryzhenko, russian security forces began harassing and detaining Ukrainian activists, journalists, and former service members in occupied Kherson. Similar crimes were also reported in the Zaporizhzhia region.
  5. March 21: russian forces forcibly dispersed a peaceful rally in Kherson. At least one protester was detained, and several others were injured. The same thing happened during the subsequent actions, say on April 27, when the russians used force again and wounded four people.
  6. April 2: russians injured four civilians protesting in Enerhodar, Zaporizhzhia region.
  7. April 7: According to the head of the military administration of Kryvyi Rih, the russian occupiers raped a 16-year-old pregnant girl and a 78-year-old woman in the Kherson region.
  8. April 12: The occupiers killed seven civilians in the village of Pravdyne in the Kherson region.
  9. April 20: The head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration (RMA) said the Ukrainians evacuated from the Kherson region to the Dnipropetrovsk region reported on crimes committed by the russians: ill-treatment, beatings, abductions, and rapes of women.
  10. April 30: Nazar Kahalniak, a former service member, died of torture by russians in the Kherson region.
  11. April 30: Zaporizhzhia RMA reported that as of April 28, the occupiers had abducted 213 civilians in the Zaporizhzhia region, 88 of whom are still in captivity.
  • russian propaganda distorts the idea of this aid and replaces notions. In addition, they failed to mention why the United States provides military assistance to Ukraine. US support for Ukraine is primarily aimed at protecting Ukraine’s territorial integrity and preserving its sovereignty. The United States would not be destroying russia economically or diplomatically if russia had not started a war against Ukraine.
  • The thing is that Europe does not celebrate Victory Day on May 9. This holiday was created by the USSR and adopted by russia. The holiday’s purpose is to appropriate the victory over Nazi Germany only to russia, degrading other countries’ contributions. Europe traditionally celebrates victory over Nazism on May 8, as does Ukraine. In addition, the United States does not plan or conduct provocations to disrupt pro-russian events. If there had been such cases in Europe, Ukrainians probably would have done it on their own initiative, or russian provocateurs themselves could have aggressively disrupted the attempt to celebrate May 9 to document it and spread fake news of the United States disrupting Victory Day celebrations.

russia’s THREATS, PROVOCATIONS, and DISINFORMATION as of noon on May 11

  • Threats from russia: russia’s victory will come when its soldiers reach the Polish border on foot.
  • russia’s GDP growth is possible if certain conditions are met and the IMF’s economic “recipes” are rejected.
  • Ukraine’s southern territories should become part of russia.

Now the TRUTH

  • By making such statements, the enemy directly threatens to seize the entire territory of Ukraine. Interestingly, the statements contradict other russian disinformation, namely that Poland allegedly claims the western part of Ukraine. Thus, russian propaganda is once again inconsistent and self-contradictory. However, the truth is that russia will not win, and Ukraine will undoubtedly return all the temporarily occupied territories.
  • Hardly anything can be done to keep russia’s economy from falling except for cooking the statistics, according to which russia’s GDP will grow, not drop. Sanctions, companies leaving the market, restrictions on exports and foreign exchange inflows, and the bankruptcy of individual companies inevitably lead to the collapse of the russian economy. As for the IMF’s recipes, the countries working with the IMF undertake to change something in such a way as to achieve sustainable economic growth and reduce the budget deficit. Ukraine does it, being committed to reforms to support the economy.
  • This is another threat from russia. However, Ukrainian authorities do not abandon or surrender the country’s southern regions. Fighting for every piece of Ukrainian land continues.

russia’s THREATS, PROVOCATIONS, and DISINFORMATION as of noon on May 10

  • The fake stories of Ukrainian propaganda proved inaccurate: putin did not declare war or mobilization during the May 9 parade.
  • russian media outlets spread information that “despite the unsuccessful sowing campaign, grain is trucked out in large quantities from the Odesa and Mykolayiv regions to pay for the land lease and accuse russia of a new Holodomor.” The idea is “thrown” into the information space despite Ukraine’s plans to export grains.
  • Armed Forces “failed to destroy russian Raptor boats near Snake Island,” as reported by several russian Telegram channels referring to unspecified “sources close to the military operation.” They also said that “the ships’ crews did not sustain injuries.”

Now the TRUTH

  • Ukraine did not create any such fake items. Instead, Ukrainian intelligence predicted that russia might (!) openly declare mobilization for the war against Ukraine. Western officials also said that russia might (!) consider different scenarios for May 9, e.g., declaring the annexation of the occupied territories of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions in eastern Ukraine, intensifying the offensive on Odesa, or declaring complete control over Mariupol. None of the predictions failed because russia had no victories, no successes, but the total failure of this whole “special operation.”
  • Ukraine does not use grain as a payment for the land lease. First, land lease debts can arise only if Ukraine wants to keep the military equipment obtained through this law after the war with russia. Any equipment destroyed or lost during the fighting is written off. Second, the sowing campaign continues. According to Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, Ukraine will sow approximately 14.2 million hectares of agricultural land this season, i.e., 80% of last year’s figure of 16.9 million hectares. Third, the grain is trucked out by the occupiers smuggling it from the temporarily occupied regions. Because of the blocked ports, Ukraine cannot export about 25 million tons of grain.
  • On May 8, the Ukrainian military used the Bayraktar UAV to destroy a Project 11770 landing craft (Serna class) and two Raptor-class patrol boats near Snake Island. The strikes also killed 46 russian occupiers.

russia’s THREATS, PROVOCATIONS, and DISINFORMATION as of noon on May 9

  • Poles are so tired of Ukrainian refugees that emblems of the russian occupation army in the form of blue “Z’s” appear on police cars, presumably as a sign of support.
  • A group of Ukrainian service members left the territory of Azovstal in Mariupol carrying a white flag. A group of russians came out to meet the Ukrainian military, and this was supposedly the first contact of this kind since the beginning of the siege of Mariupol.
  • In Melitopol, Mariupol, Enerhodar, and the Kherson region, people go en masse to the Immortal Regiment and celebrate May 9.
  • The exploits of the heroes of the “special operation” in Ukraine repeat the heroic deeds committed during the Great Patriotic War.

Now the TRUTH

  • Blue markings on police cars in Poland mean that law enforcement officers belong to a particular region (voivodeship) or police department. Thus, the mark “Z” or “ZZ” on a Polish police car will mean belonging to the Warsaw Headquarters, the mark “F” or “FF” to Lodz Voivodeship, “H ”or “ Y ” to Masovian Voivodeship, etc.
  • On May 7, the Ukrainian military implemented the civilian evacuation plan at Azovstal. Both Ukrainian and russian military members used white flags to evacuate civilians. According to the Azov Regiment, this procedure was carried out for the fourth time. Evacuations of civilians from Azovstal, on which Ukraine had been working together with the United Nations, began on May 1. On May 7, Ukraine’s deputy prime minister Iryna Vereshchuk said all women, children, and the elderly had been evacuated from Azovstal.
  • It is unlikely that residents of the temporarily occupied cities volunteered to rally. First, the occupiers can force residents to act in their favor in these cities. Second, russian propaganda could bring actors and stalking horses from other temporarily occupied territories to town to create a “picture” of the May 9 celebrations.
  • Ruscists repeat in Ukraine the crimes committed by the Soviet army during the Second World War: looting, rape, attacking strategic facilities sustaining cities, deporting Ukrainians to russia’s depressed regions, and organizing genocide.

russia’s THREATS, PROVOCATIONS, and DISINFORMATION as of 10 a.m. on May 6

  • Ukraine is a “leader” in the criminal trafficking of human organs.
  • Mariupol has finally become “Mariupol [written in russian]:” updated russian-language road signs have appeared at the entrance to the “liberated” city.
  • russian passports have been obtained by 386 thousand inhabitants of the DNR under a simplified procedure.
  • russian “oil embargo” will mean economic suicide for the European Union.

Now the TRUTH

  • Afghanistan, Algeria, Burma (Myanmar), China, the Comoros, Cuba, Eritrea, Iran, Nicaragua, North Korea, South Sudan, Syria, Turkmenistan, Venezuela, and russia are human and organ trafficking “leaders.” Ukraine has never been included in such “rankings”.
  • To begin with, russia did not liberate Mariupol but occupied it. Second, russia is cynically changing road signs from Ukrainian and English to russian, which means they were made in advance. This is another confirmation that russia prepared to seize the city and establish its control over it.
  • Under the guise of the so-called “simplified procedure,” russia forcefully issues passports. It was busy doing that in the temporarily occupied territories at the end of last summer before the State Duma elections in russia. However, according to Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council data, about 630,000 russian passports had already been issued to residents of the occupied parts of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions. The Ukrainian government and the EU declared those documents illegal and invalid. Getting a passport was compulsory. Most of the passports were issued to local government officials, teachers, and doctors who risk losing their jobs without a russian ID. Besides, the passports helped those going to work in russia, which is sometimes the only source of income given employment problems within the ORDLO. Also, according to the OSCE SMM, russian passports were used to lure ORDLO residents to join the illegal armed groups.
  • Five Western sanctions packages against russia have not stopped the invasion of Ukraine, but the expected russian oil embargo will cause the country severe pain. putin did not believe the West would become united enough to end its dependence on russian fossil fuels. But russian atrocities in Bucha, Mariupol, Volnovakha, and hundreds of other Ukrainian settlements forced the Western world to change its mind about russia. The biggest surprise was how far the EU was ready to go. Thus, the President of the European Parliament, Ursula von der Leyen, proposes to ban the import of all russian oil, crude and refined. The consequences of such a decision will be inconceivable for russia since 45% of its budget is revenue from oil exports, or even all 70% if we include petroleum products in the calculation. The embargo will mean that putin will have nothing to invest in his hungry army. 

russia’s THREATS, PROVOCATIONS, and DISINFORMATION as of 3 p.m. on May 5

  • The Ukrainian army destroys Orthodox churches and kills priests.
  • The grandfather of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz was an SS lieutenant general who fought on the Eastern Front. He was also a participant in the First World War, fighting on the “Russian” front.
  • The mayor of Konotop banned the so-called canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church from his community.

Now the TRUTH

  • According to the State Service for Ethnic Policy and Freedom of Conscience estimates, russia destroyed at least 59 churches and temples in eight regions of Ukraine in the first month of the war alone. That makes about two temples destroyed and damaged each day.
  • Fritz Scholz, whom russian propaganda named Olaf Scholz’s grandfather, was with the SS and died in a battle against the Soviet army in 1944. But he had no children. A German news agency found relevant evidence in the Federal Archives of Germany. The agency also asked the Federal Press Service of the German government whether Fritz Scholz was indeed Olaf Scholz’s grandfather, to which they replied: “That is complete nonsense.” Olaf Scholz’s real grandfather was a railway worker. Scholz is a common name in Germany, with more than 30 thousand citizens carrying it.
  • Konotop Mayor Artem Semenikhin banned the activities of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the moscow patriarchate in the Konotop community. It will be recalled that the moscow patriarchate is a hotbed of racism in Ukraine, a gathering place for FSB officers and spies. Even during the Covid pandemic, the patriarchate was virtually ready to kill Ukrainians by prohibiting them from wearing masks, getting vaccinated, and organizing mass events.

russia’s THREATS, PROVOCATIONS, and DISINFORMATION as of 3 p.m. on May 4

  • The West wants to privatize its victory in World War II, making its nations the winners and the russian people the “enduring ones.”
  • Operators of Kherson, Skadovsk, and Nova Kakhovka in the south of Ukraine are connected to the russian Internet after Kyiv cut off communications in the border regions.
  • Over 1.1 million refugees have arrived in russia from the DPR, LPR, and Ukraine.

Now the TRUTH

  • European countries and the United States traditionally celebrate Victory Day on May 8. Ukraine celebrates the Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation. In 1945, the Act of Unconditional Military Surrender of the German Armed Forces came into force at 11:01 p.m. on May 8. At the same time, at the request of the USSR, on May 8, 1945, another “Act of Military Surrender” of Germany was signed in the German capital’s district of Karlshorst at 22:43 Central European Time and at 00:43 Moscow time on May 9. It reaffirmed a similar document, signed the day before in Reims. This date marked the time of the ceasefire on May 9 at 01:01 Moscow time. Therefore, Victory Day in the USSR and the countries occupied by it was celebrated on May 9. The communist regime of the USSR deliberately set a different date for the victory from the rest of Europe. The Soviet Union, succeeded by the russian federation, turned May 9 into an instrument of propaganda to achieve political goals, incite war, and justify their crimes against humanity. That is why the celebration of Victory Day in Ukraine on May 9 is illogical and unacceptable, especially after the start of a full-scale russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022.
  • russia redirected Internet traffic in the occupied Kherson region via its communications infrastructure. On Saturday, April 30, the independent Internet monitoring company NetBlocks documented the almost complete Internet shutdown in the occupied Kherson region for such operators as Ukrtelecom, Kyivstar, and Volia. The regional provider “Skynet” (Khersontelecom) restored the connection in a few hours. However, data indicated that traffic was going through russia via the Crimean provider Miranda (Rostelecom). Since the network connection was routed through russian rather than Ukrainian telecommunications infrastructure, it is likely to be subject to regulation, surveillance, and censorship.
  • Since the beginning of the full-scale war, up to 1.1 million people have been deported from Ukraine, including nearly 200,000 children. Ombudswoman Liudmyla Denysova said the occupiers created filtration camps and corridors for Ukrainians. Among other things, Ukrainian children, including orphans, are illegally taken to russia. The Foreign Ministry had warned of the threat of their illegal adoption. CNN conducted an investigation in April that showed that russians had taken Mariupol residents to a filtration center in the village of Bezimenne, to get them registered before sending them to russia – many against their will.

russia’s THREATS, PROVOCATIONS, and DISINFORMATION as of 10 a.m. on May 3

  • Soldiers of the 93rd Independent Kholodnyi Yar Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine wrote a refusal to continue their service.
  • It is to the Poles’ advantage to divide Ukraine according to the Yugoslav scenario: russia will remain under sanctions, while Warsaw will get Western Ukraine.
  • During the protests in Odesa on May 2, 2014, Ukrainian nationalists burned alive the opponents of the new Ukrainian regime in the House of Trade Unions, leaving 42 people killed in a fire.

Now the TRUTH

  • None of the official resources of the 93rd Independent Kholodnyi Yar Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine confirms that the Brigade’s members wrote statements refusing further service. Such pieces are disseminated only on russian Telegram channels. The official website of the 93rd Brigade already warned that the enemy had created the HolodniyYar Telegram Channel to demoralize the Brigade’s service members and their families and conduct informational and psychological operations against the Armed Forces as a whole. russians use them to often publish documents found on the battlefield, e.g., passes granting access to the unit’s territory or the soldier’s name patches, and pass them off for dead. It is done to sow panic among their relatives and friends. The enemy also publishes lists of the service members, who are allegedly in captivity. They post written complaints from soldiers refusing to go to the frontlines. Of course, a thousands-strong army might have some people like that during intense hostilities. However, the russians are trying to pass off isolated cases as a mass phenomenon, which is a lie.
  • Neither Poland nor any other Western country wants to seize Ukrainian territories, unlike russia, which has occupied parts of Ukraine since 2014 and is trying to capture new territories during the full-scale war. Also, Poland’s entry into the war is likely impossible because the country is a NATO member. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said NATO would not deploy its combat units in Ukraine. In addition, Vice-Marshal of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland Ryszard Terletsky stressed that Poland supported Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and assured us of continuing such support in the future.
  • According to forensic experts, the fire in the House of Trade Unions was not planned beforehand. Both sides used inflammatory mixtures (Molotov cocktails) during the clashes. The perpetrators were not identified, and the initiated criminal proceedings stopped at the stage of pre-trial investigation and trial. Occasionally organizers of the pro-russian protests are wanted. For instance, in 2020, the SBU exposed one of the organizers of the Odesa “Anti-Maidan” as “chief manager” of an intelligence network of russia’s special services, destabilizing the situation in Ukraine via Telegram channels. The events of May 2 effectively prevented the “russian spring” from coming to Odesa. Pro-russian activists, among other things, called on russia to send troops to Ukraine. After the events, the SBU found out that the leaders of the Odesa moscowphiles had received direct instructions from russia.

russia’s THREATS, PROVOCATIONS, and DISINFORMATION as of noon on May 2

  • Angelina Jolie was spotted in Lviv to show the poor Ukraine to the world and “degrade” russia one more time. Surprisingly, Hollywood stars were not interested in Donbas for eight years, and no one ever came to Odesa on May 2 to commemorate the victims of the Trade Union building. Jolie had previously been involved with the Western propaganda machine to try to wash away blood in the Balkans. Her arrival in Lviv is an attempt to divert the world media’s attention from Azovstal.
  • The russian embassy called on the United States to “change its mind and abandon” provocations of using weapons of mass destruction in Ukraine. With the support of Western states, the SBU is preparing provocations in the republic, using poisonous substances against civilians to accuse russia of this.
  • Fortification work is underway in western Ukraine to equip a more robust defense line than the Donbas fortified area. Deeply echeloned, the “Zelensky Line” runs across the western regions, not, for example, along the Dnipro line. That makes “some Ukrainian observers” conclude that the Zelensky regime intends to surrender the rest of the territory.
  • The Armed Forces are preparing a provocation near the Central Market in Lysychansk (Luhansk region). Ukraine allegedly transported dead bodies to stage shelling by the so-called “LPR.”
  • Because of the war, cash will be confiscated from people, electronic money will be introduced, and people will be sent to electronic banking concentration camps.

Now the TRUTH

  • Angelina Jolie is a UNHCR special envoy. She visited Ukraine on her own initiative, not as part of a UN mission. A UN official announced this. Her visit to a war-stricken country, particularly to Lviv, where there are many IDPs, is quite logical. As for ignoring Donbas, first, the fighting continued there, making visits dangerous. Second, more importantly, the world does not want to deal with anything related to russia.
  • Neither the SBU nor the Armed Forces, not to mention under the leadership of Western countries, plan on using prohibited weapons. Unlike russia, Ukraine does not violate international obligations or harm the civilian population. It is not the first time russia has announced plans to use chemical weapons. It might be russia’s attempt to justify its future actions.
  • Ukraine’s leadership does not plan on yielding a single piece of our land. Fighting continues in the east and south of Ukraine. Ukraine is fortifying the western regions and all other regions and areas to protect them from enemy attacks.
  • Serhiy Haidai, head of the Luhansk OMA, said russia intimidates Ukrainians by spreading fake news about Lysychansk. There are no dead bodies in the city market. Civilians are hiding in shelters in the city. In addition, russia shelled the Lysychansk Central Market on April 16. russian troops regularly fire on Lysychansk, including heavy weapons. For instance, shelling was reported on March 30, April 1, April 11, April 13, April 19, and April 29.
  • Creating an electronic banking concentration camp apparently means putting in effect the law “On Payment Services.” The law regulates a broader number of payment services than previous regulations. It governs the issuance of digital money by the National Bank of Ukraine and introduces the concept of open banking in Ukraine. It enters into force on August 1, 2022. The new law is not about withdrawing cash from circulation. It only makes electronic money legal tender in Ukraine but does not deprive cash bills of this status. The law harmonizes Ukraine’s financial legislation with that of the EU. It also expands the number of payment services and the range of payment service providers. Open banking introduced by the new law makes payment services more transparent and provides companies with license-based access to financial information about bank customers. This creates more opportunities for businesses. For instance, to understand whether a borrower would be able to repay the mortgage, there is no need to collect a lot of certificates. All of this can be done through open banking. It is unfounded to claim that introducing electronic money will lead to creating electronic banking concentration camps. After all, electronic money enhances access to financial services, makes it cheaper to remit, reduces corruption risks, and curbs criminal financial schemes and tax evasion. Using electronic cash empowers people, not restricts them. Sweden and the Bahamas have the experience of introducing electronic money. As a result of war, famine is possible in emerging countries where people spend most of their income on food, e.g., in the Middle East or North Africa.

russia’s THREATS, PROVOCATIONS, and DISINFORMATION as of 2 p.m. on May 1

  • Many future generations of Ukrainian citizens will be paying for the land lease.
  • The land lease bill was registered in January. It means that Washington was well aware of the imminent start of the war and was fully prepared for it.
  • A prolonged curfew will be imposed in Odesa during the May holidays since the Ukrainian authorities do not want citizens to come out to honor those killed in the Trade Union Building on May 2.
  • The Diia app is a tool to create electronic banking concentration camps. The app has access to your contacts and bank accounts, and those who lost income due to hostilities had better not install it to receive financial aid (eSupport).

Now the TRUTH

  • Overall, debts can arise only if Ukraine wants to keep the military equipment received under a land lease after the war with russia. However, all equipment destroyed and lost during the fighting is written off.
  • The senators presented a project to supply weapons to Ukraine under a land lease in early January. However, collecting senators’ signatures began on January 19, 2022, and ended only on March 24, 2022. Only then was it submitted to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. However, presenting the project to the Senate does not guarantee its approval.
  • On April 30, 2022, operatives and investigative police, together with the State Bureau of Investigations, detained criminals and collaborators planning to organize mass riots and protests in Odesa on May 2, 2022. Weapons, explosives, and instructions for sabotage and reconnaissance groups (DRG) were seized.
  • The Diia app does not store personal data. It only displays information from other state registers as requested by identified citizens. In addition, during registration, Diia users allow access to information from the bank to determine their personality, namely their full name, passport, ITIN, phone number, and email address. However, Diia does not request access to credit card information from the bank, nor is it provided by users. Therefore, the app does not contain information of this nature. Diia does not go to your contacts or bank accounts or help create electronic banking concentration camps. About 5 million Ukrainians applied to receive financial aid of 6,500 hryvnias under the eSupport program.

russia’s THREATS, PROVOCATIONS, and DISINFORMATION as of 2 p.m. on April 29

  • Under the pretext of the May military exercises, Poland “plans on establishing military and political control over the western regions of Ukraine.”
  • Privatbank, Monobank and Oschadbank charge UAH 3,000 to each user. From May 1, PrivatBank will annul funds on Ukrainians’ cards.
  • Mexico has applied to join CSTO.
  • Zelensky said Ukraine initiated a conflict with russia.
  • russia cannot use chemical weapons because it destroyed all of its significant Soviet-era stocks several years ago.

Now the TRUTH

  • The danger is that this narrative is propagated among the russian-speaking audience not only by explicitly propagandistic media outlets of the russian federation but also by the so-called russian opposition members. According to the “opposition’s” forecasts, Poland will take away part of Ukraine if russia invades Donbas and the country’s south. The world picked up on this idea. Reuters published an article titled “Russian spy chief says U.S., Poland plotting division of Ukraine.” Poland has denied all allegations, stressing that lies of russian origin about Poland’s plans to attack Ukraine have been circulating for several years. russia disinforms the world through various communication channels claiming that Ukraine’s fate as a state will be decided in June.
  • The state makes monthly payments to internally displaced persons (IDPs) using eSupport cards: UAH 2,000 for adults and UAH 3,000 for children and persons with disabilities. The funds can be obtained through Privatbank, Monobank, and Sberbank. To obtain the money, it is necessary to register as an IDP in Diia or at an Administrative Services Center. However, this money comes as social assistance from the state, not banks. Back in April, PrivatBank announced that the Bonus+ program would cease to operate on May 1. By the end of April, card users could use the funds from their accounts as they see fit or transfer them to the Armed Forces. All the funds parked in the accounts on May 1 will be automatically transferred for the needs of the Ukrainian army.
  • This is fictional news. The primary source of the “news piece” is the satirical outlet Panorama. The Panorama website clearly says that all news items are not accurate, merely satire and fiction. Panorama is a satirical site, and all the pieces published here are fictional. However, their articles are often perceived as real news. Therefore, we draw the attention of other media outlets disseminating Panorama pieces to the need to indicate that the news stories on this site are fictional.
  • In reality, Volodymyr Zelensky says in the interview that russia could attack Ukraine at any moment and, therefore, Ukraine was forced to prepare. “But we did not expect a full-scale invasion to occur when it did. We realized there was such a risk. Honestly, we’d agreed on some things with certain countries back in December and on some things in January. And we’d wanted to get it all earlier to be calm if there was an invasion,” Zelensky said. Zelensky did not say Ukraine started a conflict with russia or was preparing to start one.
  • On April 11, Russian occupation forces used a poisonous substance of unknown origin against the Ukrainian military and civilians in Mariupol dropped from an enemy UAV. Victims had respiratory failure and vestibulo-atactic syndrome. A few hours before the attack on Mariupol, the Center for Countering Disinformation at the National Security and Defense Council warned that the occupiers wanted to use chemical weapons against the Ukrainian military holding the fort in Mariupol’s Azovstal. That followed from the statements by the ORDLO “military” representative E.Basurina: “At the moment, it’s necessary to deal with this plant’s blockade, find all the ins and outs. In principle, it’s possible to do so. And then, I think, we should turn for help to the chemical troops that will find a way to smoke the moles out of their burrows.” At the same time, the occupiers began a disinformation campaign to discredit the Armed Forces based on the fake news of the Ukrainian military using chemical weapons. The enemy started to actively disseminate an occupier’s comment regarding this across pro-russian Telegram channels.

russia’s THREATS, PROVOCATIONS, and DISINFORMATION as of 3 p.m. on April 28

  • Kyiv residents are forbidden to visit cemeteries to hide the Armed Forces’ losses.
  • russia captured Rubizhne in the Luhansk region. At least, for the fourth time.
  • To prevent the Third World War, it is necessary to eliminate its center, i.e., Ukraine.

Now the TRUTH

  • First, no one forbade Kyiv residents from visiting cemeteries. They were advised to refrain from going there. Second, the Kyiv City State Administration explains its recommendations by the fact that the capital has come under frequent missile strikes, leaving civilians killed and houses, schools, and kindergartens damaged. There have been cases of shelling cemeteries. The Kyiv City State Administration requests that no crowds should gather at cemeteries, not to endanger themselves and their loved ones.
  • russia has announced several times during the full-scale war against Ukraine that it has captured Rubizhne. However, that is not true: the enemy storms the city several times a day, but it still has not managed to seize it.
  • Ukraine did not start a war against russia, but russia announced the beginning of a full-scale war against Ukraine on February 24. Besides, it is believed that World War III will be nuclear. However, Ukraine does not have nuclear weapons. We got rid of them under the Budapest Memorandum. A nuclear state, russia could unleash the Third World War.

russia’s THREATS, PROVOCATIONS, and DISINFORMATION as of 4 p.m. on April 27

  • russian troops’ actions did not pose any danger at the Chornobyl and Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plants.
  • russia does not use Tochka-U missiles, only Iskanders and Kalibr missiles.
  • The Ukrainian side destroys railways with explosives and accuses russia of missile strikes.

Now the TRUTH

  • russian troops planted explosive munitions on the territories of the ChNPP and ZNPP. If they detonated, the stations could be damaged, and radiation could leak. In addition, the occupiers did not allow the Chornobyl station workers to rotate, so they worked for 600 hours instead of 12. Overtime work under occupation posed threats to how the workers performed their tasks to maintain the safe operation of the Chornobyl nuclear power plant.
  • russia continues to use Tochka-U systems, even though it has previously announced that “obsolete systems” were withdrawn from service. Independent investigators from InformNapalm and the Conflict Intelligence Team confirmed russia’s use of these systems. Using the russian Tochka-U has been documented in the Donetsk and Chernihiv regions.
  • On April 25, russia fired missiles at the critical infrastructure of Zhmerynka and Koziatyn. The missile strike resulted in deaths and injuries. At the same time, there was an explosion at the Krasne railway station in the Lviv region caused by a missile strike. Overall, five railway stations in central and western Ukraine came under fire.

russia’s THREATS, PROVOCATIONS, and DISINFORMATION as of 1 p.m. on April 26

  • the russian occupiers save the population of Mariupol from a humanitarian catastrophe provoked by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, organizing evacuations and distributing humanitarian aid.
  • The purpose of russia’s “special military operation” is to save civilians’ lives, said Vyacheslav Volodin, the speaker of russia’s State Duma.
  • Curators from Western intelligence services instructed the Ukrainian military to kill putin’s journalists.
  • The Anglo-Saxons see no humanitarian catastrophe in Ukraine, and they only provide us with weapons to make money on it.

Now the TRUTH

  • The russian occupiers provoked the humanitarian catastrophe in Mariupol. Evacuations, as the ruscists refer to them, are in effect deportations of civilians to the temporarily occupied DNR and LNR or russia’s most depressed regions. On Easter day alone, russia deported 150 people from Mariupol. Overall, around 33,000 cases of deporting Mariupol residents are known. As for the so-called humanitarian aid, according to the adviser to the Mariupol mayor Petro Andriushchenko, the occupiers handed out 5,650 food kits per 100,000 people remaining in the city. That is, one set for 17.7 people.
  • 3,818 civilians were killed and more than 4,000 injured due to russian aggression, said Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova. Venediktova noted that the figure known to the Prosecutor’s Office is just as incorrect as the one provided in UN statistics since it does not include the blocked city of Mariupol and those localities in the Kyiv region that the Prosecutor’s Office cannot yet enter.
  • The russian occupiers have committed 74 crimes against journalists during the war in Ukraine. Ukraine’s Ministry of Culture and Information Policy said the warriors of the information front were murdered, abducted, and intimidated, as evidenced by Office of the Prosecutor General data. In the first 40 days of the war alone, the enemy killed 18 media workers, including 15 men and three women. At the same time, eight people (four men and four women) were abducted, and three journalists were missing. According to the Office of the Prosecutor General, 13 media workers were injured and 15 intimidated by the occupiers.
  • Also, since February 24, 2022, the Western Regional Administration border guards have granted a pass to 30,386 vehicles with humanitarian aid (.) As of April 16, 270 thousand tons of humanitarian aid have been brought to Ukraine. The amount of charitable assistance received for Ukraine from people and corporations around the globe has reached almost $ 924 million. The bulk of the funds came from donors from the United Kingdom (47%), the Netherlands (around 18%), the Czech Republic (11%), and the United States (around 8%).

russia’s THREATS, PROVOCATIONS, and DISINFORMATION as of 3 p.m. on April 25

  • SBU prepared provocations in UOC-MP churches on Easter day. Proof of this is that the President’s Office warned only Greek Catholic churches not to hold mass gatherings on Easter Sunday. The UOC-MP did not receive such a warning.
  • The Ukrainian military destroyed Mariupol. Now, the same fate awaits Mykolayiv and Odesa.
  • Ukrainian “punishers” do not warn the civilian population of Mariupol about evacuations.
  • 145 million russians suffer innocently from sanctions.
  • According to the US scenario, the Kyiv authorities are preparing provocations with chemical weapons in Odesa.
  • SBU and UK special services are preparing a fake story in Lysychansk. Photo and video correspondents who worked in Bucha have already arrived to film a staged show.
  • The Ukrainian military does not know how to use Javelin and NLAW launchers.

Now the TRUTH

  • Unlike russia, Ukraine never organizes provocations against civilians. Before Easter, Ukrainian authorities warned all Ukrainians that the service would take place online, regardless of the church they attended, asking them to avoid crowded places. Given that russia spread fake news on the eve of Easter that the Armed Forces were planning to shell churches and temples, provocations should be expected from the russian military. Fortunately, no temples or churches were damaged on Easter day. Moreover, before Easter, the Ukrainian side had asked russia for an Easter truce, which russia ignored. For instance, yesterday, nine missiles were fired on Kremenchuk. On Easter day, russia also fired on Odesa. One of the missiles hit a residential building injuring the residents and killing three people, including a 3-month-old child.
  • The Ukrainian military did not destroy Mariupol or any other city. And it does not have plans to do that. russia has been shelling civilian infrastructure to ruin it.
  • Whenever it becomes possible to agree on a humanitarian corridor for Mariupol, the Ukrainian authorities notify the city residents. However, the corridors are usually disrupted because the russians do not observe the regime of silence.
  • russians do not innocently suffer from sanctions. The fact is that every russian paying taxes on russia finances the war and the murder of Ukrainians. Every russian silent about the war, stubbornly calling it a special operation, supports the russian information front. Therefore, in addition to inflicting direct losses on russia and limiting its ability to finance the war from the budget directly, sanctions aim to create pressure on russia’s population that can influence its authorities to change the course of the war.
  • Unlike russia, Ukraine does not use prohibited weapons, including chemical weapons. russia’s claims about Ukraine allegedly preparing to use chemical weapons are likely an attempt to turn the tide and accuse the Armed Forces of crimes committed by the russian armed forces. According to intelligence and SBU data, russia might use chemical weapons in Mariupol to “smoke” the city’s defenders out of Azovstal.
  • Bucha is not a fake story, just like Borodianka, Irpin, and many other cities. In addition to photo and video evidence of russia’s atrocities, there are numerous testimonies from city residents about who killed, tortured, and raped the city’s civilians. As for Lysychansk, Ukraine is not preparing any staged shows. And journalists are needed to document all russia’s crimes.
  • There is no reason to believe that the Ukrainian military does not know how to use the Javelin and NLAW systems. However, the daily statistics of the General Staff about the equipment lost daily by russia is proof of the Armed Forces’ skillful use of the anti-tank missile systems.

russia’s THREATS, PROVOCATIONS, and DISINFORMATION as of noon on April 22

  • There is increasing demand for the Feniks mobile operator’s services in the “liberated” areas of the Donetsk region.
  • Despite opposition from the “militants” of the Armed Forces, russia managed to evacuate 142,000 civilians from Mariupol.
  • The head of the Provisional Administration of the Liberated Territories of the Kharkiv Oblast, V. Hanchev, said, “a referendum on the status of Kharkiv Oblast is not ruled out. Still, the residents did not show any initiative.”

Now the TRUTH

  • First, not in the “liberated” areas but in areas temporarily occupied by russian troops. And second, Feniks in the Donetsk region and Lugacom in the Luhansk region are mobile operators of the occupiers. It is impossible to call from their numbers to any country or even to free territories of Ukraine except russia. As a matter of fact, these operators limit the possibility of communication for people, being part of the forced accession to russia.
  • “russia evacuated” means russia illegally deported people to its territories. People from the temporarily occupied cities can be sent to filtration camps, where their documents are taken from them, and temporary certificates are issued. Then people are sent to russia’s most disadvantaged and depressed regions. Overall, russia has deported over half a million Ukrainians and banned them from leaving. A “special document” is issued to them, according to which it is forbidden to leave russia for two years. Most Ukrainians are sent to northern regions and Sakhalin. Also, more than 20,000 Ukrainians are kept in filtration camps in russia.
  • Vitaliy Hanchev is working for the russian military, helping the occupiers and calling on the locals to be loyal to russia. According to the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office, Hanchev sided with the occupiers in March. He is suspected of treason and collaboration. According to the Myrotvorets website, Hanchev moved to Luhansk in 2013 and worked in the militia structures of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic.

russia’s THREATS, PROVOCATIONS, and DISINFORMATION as of noon on April 21

  • Deputy Mayor of Mariupol Viktoria Kalachova announced that the “Immortal Regiment” will be held in the city on May 9. According to Kalachova, it is “the most important and patriotic event to be held on May 9 this year.”
  • The city of Rubizhne in the Luhansk People’s Republic finally came under the control of russian troops, and the russian flag was raised at the entrance to the city, said ramzan kadyrov on the evening of April 20.
  • We are told tales of 4% inflation, although store prices have risen by 50%.
  • The Azov Regiment has taken hostages at the Azovstal plant and behaves like a terrorist group.
  • On the Azov coast, Ukrainian nationalists raised orphans as Nazis with the help of drugs.
  • Shoigu: Mariupol is now “liberated,” the situation there is “quiet,” and more than 2,000 “nationalists are securely blocked in Azovstal.”

Now the TRUTH

  • Self-proclaimed pseudo-deputy mayor Viktoriia Kalachova and self-proclaimed pseudo-mayor Konstiantyn Ivashchenko are OPFL deputies at the Mariupol City Council. They are, in effect, collaborators who have now become the city’s puppet leaders, appointed by the occupiers. However, it is unclear how the Immortal Regiment propaganda campaign can occur in Mariupol if the city is almost completely destroyed. Moreover, the city’s self-proclaimed authorities are probably preparing this act so that putin will have at least some kind of victory by May 9 that he could boast about to russians. After all, russia is short of real wins.
  • According to the evening summary of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on April 20, the russians reportedly failed to gain a foothold in the western and north-western parts of Rubizhne. Head of Luhansk OMA Serhiy Haidai confirmed it on April 21.
  • According to the State Statistics Service, inflation in March was 4.5% compared to February. Prices for vegetables and fruits increased the most, e.g., by 34% for onions, 25% for beets, 27% for carrots, and 23% for potatoes. But for none of the items included in the inflation calculation, the past month’s growth amounted to 50%. It should be noted that the State Statistics Service includes estimates from the most popular chain stores. However, some sellers may set high speculative prices due to inflated demand created by panic and fear of possible shortages.
  • Like other Mariupol defenders, the Azov Regiment does not hold hostages in the Azovstal plant. People are hiding in the plant’s storage facilities seeking protection from the constant shelling by the occupiers. The plant is one of the last places in the city to hide in, but the occupiers keep destroying it with air bombs and artillery shelling.
  • There is no reason to claim that the so-called “nationalists” (by which the propagandists probably meant the Azov Regiment) raised Nazi orphans with the help of drugs. Such russian allegations are usually accompanied by fake photos and videos showing Nazi symbols and unknown substances.
  • Since the beginning of the full-scale russian invasion, Ukrainian defenders have been fighting the superior enemy force in Mariupol in the face of a humanitarian catastrophe caused by constant russian shelling. The “blocked nationalists” are about 1,000 civilians, mostly women and children, the elderly, and 500 wounded soldiers. On April 18, Azovstal suffered from a heavy bombing that left the plant practically destroyed. russian shelling disrupted humanitarian corridors.

russia’s THREATS, PROVOCATIONS, and DISINFORMATION as of noon on April 20

  • Ukrainian service members do not receive their salary; they repair equipment at their own expense.
  • Ukraine did not declare war on russia because its “Western curators” do not allow it. This is another confirmation that Ukraine is not a sovereign state.
  • “Nazis” in Mariupol have repeatedly tried to leave the city under the guise of civilians or children whose parents they killed. 80% of the “Nazis” in Azovstal are willing to surrender, but the remaining 20% do not allow them to do so.
  • Ukrainian troops flee Rubizhne, Sievierodonetsk, and Lysychansk after the russian offensive.

Now the TRUTH

  • During martial law, all service members are paid their basic monthly salary and an extra remuneration of UAH 30,000 per month. Depending on service members’ qualifications and rank, for example, the financial support (salary) for a rifleman of the Land Forces amounts to UAH 43,233 (extra remuneration included), and that for a brigade commander of the Land Forces is UAH 62,962. Service members taking part in hostilities or in national security and defense ops repelling the armed aggression directly in the areas where these events take place receive an additional remuneration of UAH 100,000 per month in proportion to the time spent in hostilities. In particular, riflemen of the Land Forces receive UAH 113,244 per month (extra remuneration included), and brigade commanders UAH 132,962.
  • Ukraine did not declare war on russia because it was not going to attack it. Instead, russia that attacked Ukraine hides behind the fictitious term “special military operation,” refusing to admit that it started a war against Ukraine. Ukraine’s assistance from Western partners is not a manifestation of “external governance.” The Constitution defines Ukraine as a sovereign state and remains unchanged. Ukraine’s sovereignty has been violated by russia, which has been occupying our territories since 2014.
  • Mariupol fighters do not use civilians as cover. Quite the opposite: one of the latest videos from the Azovstal plant, disseminated by the Azov Regiment, shows people hiding in the plant’s storage facilities being protected by the Mariupol’s defenders. There is no reason to say that the defenders of Mariupol want to surrender the city but are not allowed to do so. On the contrary, the city’s defenders keep saying they will hold the line, but they need additional weapons, an unblocked city, and green corridors for the civilians.
  • As of 6:00 a.m. on April 20, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported the opposite: after the russian occupiers attempted to storm Rubizhne and Severodonetsk, about 130 wounded enemy soldiers were taken to a local hospital in Novoaidar.

russia’s THREATS, PROVOCATIONS, and DISINFORMATION as of noon on April 19

  • A video of thousands of Mariupol residents in the storage facilities in the Azovstal plant appeared online. It is a fake video by the Ukrainian authorities. In reality, there are only Azov fighters in Azovstal. According to another version, these women decided to share the same destiny with the Azov Regiment members.
  • The United States is dragging out the “special operation” because it is ready to fight “to the last Ukrainian.”
  • Ukraine fired cluster munitions on a village near Belgorod, russia.
  • moscow does not intend to change the regime in Ukraine, and the people will have freedom of choice.
  • Bayraktar UAVs were destroyed in the first weeks of the war. Ukraine is currently using homemade drones.
  • Ukraine is conducting forced mobilization, and evasion of enlistment is common. Meanwhile, there is no mobilization in russia at all.

Now the TRUTH

  • There is no reason to claim that the video of people hiding in Azovstal is fake. Moreover, it is illogical to say that these people deliberately decided to die with the Azov members. Therefore, they are hiding in the shelter to save their lives. russia uses such reports to justify the killings of civilians it might commit during the storming of Azovstal.
  • The United States has nothing to do with the so-called “special operation.” Our partners are helping us with weapons, which in the propagandists’ opinion, is the dragging out of the war. After all, foreign weapons also help us maintain our defense. russia is waging war and has begun its second phase, i.e., intense attacks on Ukraine’s eastern and southern regions.
  • Ukraine did not fire on Belgorod or any other region or city of russia. russia organizes provocations by shelling its own territories and blaming Ukraine for it. Moreover, russia is threatening to strike Kyiv and other cities because of those shellings.
  • russia has already changed regimes even in the temporarily occupied territories, preparing for illegal referendums (e.g., in Kherson), confiscating school textbooks and rewriting the curriculum, destroying monuments to the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred, and establishing a military commandant’s office. What is this, if not regime change, and what kind of freedom of choice can we talk about?
  • There is no official evidence that Ukraine no longer has Bayraktar UAVs in its arsenal. On the contrary, there is a version where the strike on the missile cruiser Moskva was carried out successfully because a Bayraktar drone had distracted the ship’s crew. Since the war’s first days, russia has reported nearly daily that it has destroyed all of Ukraine’s air force. However, our air defenses are intact and working.
  • There is no forced mobilization in Ukraine, with only the second wave of mobilization underway. Service members who have done compulsory military service or served under a contract since 2014 are being called up. Violators, too, can be handed draft cards, but it is not a compulsory call-up. In contrast, covert mobilization is underway in russia, according to the Central Intelligence Agency and SBU.

russia’s THREATS, PROVOCATIONS, and DISINFORMATION as of noon on April 18

  • ”Weak” NATO is not ready for war and has exhausted its armed and financial capacity.
  • russia does not use mobile crematoriums on Ukraine’s territory.
  • The entire Mariupol area has been completely cleared of Azov militants, foreign mercenaries, and the Armed Forces.
  • The position of the missile and its serial number prove that the AFU fired the Tochka-U missile on the railway station.

Now the TRUTH

  • On April 13, Joe Biden announced another $ 800 million military aid package for Ukraine. The United States is switching to supplying heavy weapons to Ukraine because of the military escalation. CNN confirmed this on April 16. US authorities will speed up the supply of ammunition to Ukraine in connection with the escalation of hostilities in the east and south.
  • Mobile crematoriums were spotted in Ukraine in early March. Presumably, they would be used to burn the bodies of the dead occupiers to hide the actual number of victims. But after exposing the atrocities in Bucha, Irpin, and other Ukrainian cities, it became clear that it was not only about incinerating “their ilk.” On April 13, the leadership of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine announced that at least 13 mobile crematoriums had been spotted in Mariupol to clean the streets of the bodies of dead civilians. The intelligence also documented mobile crematoriums in the Chernihiv region and in Novoaidar, Luhansk region.
  • The Ukrainian military continues to defend Mariupol. After V. Zelensky’s statement regarding the Mariupol defenders, russia’s defense ministry said it had repeatedly “suggested that Kyiv withdraw troops from Mariupol in any direction to save the city and its people while it guaranteed the lives of nationalists, but Kyiv declined”. That is manipulation. The authorities have been trying to help the Mariupol defenders and population. However, it is almost impossible to deliver aid because of active hostilities and the enemy’s unwillingness to maintain the regime of silence.
  • The missile must have been launched from the city of Shakhtarsk, located on the territory of the so-called “DNR,” i.e., in the temporarily occupied part of the Donetsk region. Its serial number corresponds precisely to the missiles fired by militants on Snizhne in 2014 and the Syrian city of Idlib. 

russia’s THREATS, PROVOCATIONS, and DISINFORMATION as of 4 p.m. on April 16

  • The Armed Forces are preparing a provocation in Lozova in the Kharkiv region similar to Kramatorsk’s. The Ukrainian Armed Forces can conduct such provocations throughout Ukraine, so city residents should not evacuate and leave their homes.
  • The crew of the cruiser Moskva survived, being evacuated immediately after the accident in Sevastopol.
  • The head of the DNR promised the residents of Mariupol to hire them to do restoration work with a salary of at least 30,000 rubles.
  • Ukraine’s Armed Forces deployed at the oil refinery in Lysychansk, Luhansk region, were set on fire.
  • Ukraine’s Air Force no longer plays a role in the so-called “special operation” because all its combat aircraft and helicopters have been put out of operation. Again.

Now the TRUTH

  • If the enemy says that the Armed Forces are preparing a provocation or an attack, it means that russia does precisely that. As for the potential shelling of the Lozova railway station, the mayor has already confirmed that russia is indeed preparing to strike the city, so citizens are asked to evacuate as soon as possible and not ignore air raid alerts.
  • Only 14 members of the Moskva crew were taken to Sevastopol. The fate of the remaining 496 is unknown.
  • 95% of houses in Mariupol have been destroyed. Those residents who were not killed by russians or failed to evacuate were deported to filtration camps and remote and poor regions. In the propagandists’ opinion, it is unclear who should restore what and with what money. Besides, Mariupol remains under Ukraine’s control, and the fighting for the city continues. The propagandists’ plans for the city are a provocation within the context of the alleged capitulation of the Ukrainian government.
  • According to the head of the OMA, Serhiy Haidai, the russian military fired on the refinery. In addition, on April 16, the russians disrupted the evacuation of civilians from the city and fired on a column delivering bread.
  • Ukraine’s Air Force continues to operate. Since the war’s first day, russia has been saying almost daily that all of Ukraine’s air and air defense forces have been destroyed. However, on April 15 alone, our defenders shot down seven russian air targets: a plane, a helicopter, three UAVs, and two cruise missiles.

russia’s THREATS, PROVOCATIONS, and DISINFORMATION as of 3 p.m. on April 15

  • According to the Law On Evacuation and Bill No.4142, they can take children to sanitariums. In the sanitariums, they will vaccinate children against COVID-19 without parental consent, and they might perform illegal organ transplant surgeries.
  • Special services and law enforcement agencies mine schools to get parents accustomed to such situations. Children get COVID-19 after the mining because they spray something in schools.
  • Neptune cruise missiles did not hit the guided-missile cruiser. It was a fire that caused the ammunition to detonate.
  • Ukrainian troops fired on three localities in the border regions of Bryansk and Belgorod. The Kursk regional governor said Ukrainian troops fired on a russian border checkpoint in the Korenevsky district of the russian federation. russia’s defense ministry said: “If such cases continue, the armed forces of the russian federation will strike at decision-making centers, including in Kyiv, from which the russian army has thus far refrained.”
  • The russian military is not involved in the mass killings of civilians in Bucha. Moreover, some versions contradict others from the same pro-russian sources: the first version links the deaths of civilians to the Azov Regiment, while the second to artillery fire by the AFU. Some versions call the killings “staged scenes involving actors.” Others recognize dead bodies but shift all responsibility to Ukraine.

Now the TRUTH

  • According to the Cabinet of Ministers Resolution “About approval of the Procedure for accounting of emergency situations,” the evacuated population is accommodated in hotels, sanatoriums, boarding houses, etc. However, neither this resolution nor draft law no. 4142 says anything about the vaccination of children against COVID-19 without parental consent or illegal organ transplant surgeries.
  • According to the SBU, the mines were planted by Internet users in the post-soviet countries and the temporarily occupied territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Citizens of Ukraine could also report mines planted in schools, motivated by hooliganism or entertainment. Russia’s special services engaged in pseudo-mining to put extra pressure on Ukraine, sow anxiety and panic in society. There is no reason to believe that children contract COVID-19 because a substance was sprayed in educational institutions. It will be recalled that SARS-CoV-2 is spread by contact with airborne droplets. People can also become infected if they first touch infected surfaces and then touch their eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • The Armed Forces of Ukraine fired two Neptune anti-ship missiles at the guided-missile cruiser Moskva. Besides, the cruiser overturned and began to sink in rough seas. According to russia’s defense ministry, the Moskva sank during the towing process. The latter fact cannot be confirmed yet, either by  Ukraine’s Defense Ministry or by the Pentagon, but the Armed Forces’ General Staff has already entered +1 ship among the enemy’s losses for the past day.
  • There is no evidence that Ukrainian troops shelled the Kursk, Bryansk, or Belgorod regions because the Ukrainian military did not perform any “fire tasks” (in the terminology of the russian ministry of defense ) there. This and other cases of “shelling” are the occupiers’ outright attempts to justify possible future strikes on the Ukrainian capital.
  • Besides the satellite images and drone videos, russia’s responsibility for the war crimes (murder, looting, rape, torture, etc.) in Bucha is confirmed by the locals who survived the occupation.

russia’s THREATS, PROVOCATIONS, and DISINFORMATION as of 7 p.m. on April 13

  • There would be no “special operation” had Kyiv listened to Medvedchuk’s ideas on normalizing relations with russia.
  • The World Bank and the UN argue over how many poor people Ukraine will have at the end of 2022: 70% or 90%.
  • BBC News has released a video allegedly proving that the Armed Forces struck Kramatorsk with a Tochka-U missile.
  • Separatist sentiment is growing in Zakarpattia. Most Uzhhorod and Mukachevo residents have already received Hungarian passports.

Now the TRUTH

  • Medvedchuk suggested that Ukraine purchase Russian gas; abandon the course toward the EU, revive friendship with Russia; refuse to cooperate with the IMF, abandon anti-corruption reforms; buy russia’s Sputnik V vaccine; investigate the “secret bio labs,” and whatnot. Also, Medvedchuk created an empire of controlled media and experts that had been the Kremlin’s mouthpieces for years. He headed the pro-russian OPFL party, whose leaders on the ground became self-proclaimed leaders of the temporarily occupied cities. He had amassed dirty billions of dollars to build residences that could compete with the estates of Yanukovych or Pshonka. Is this what Ukraine needed to avoid war? The question is rhetorical.
  • Comparing the World Bank and UN estimates is incorrect. The World Bank points out that the poverty rate in Ukraine could reach 70% of the national poverty rate, while the UN (more precisely UNDP) considers four possible scenarios. According to the worst scenario, those living below the poverty line and those who MAY cross the poverty line could amount to 90%. However, the UN takes into account the international poverty ratio of $ 5.5/day, not the national rate used by the World Bank.In addition, the World Bank and the United Nations estimates are based on assumptions that the war will last several months. Moreover, the forecast is based on active, ongoing hostilities in the north of Ukraine and the Kyiv region. However, the war’s course changes almost daily, so any predictions at such an early stage are still challenging to make. We will see that assessments of international organizations will constantly be changing over time. Also, the state of the Ukrainian economy will largely depend on the authorities and Ukrainians themselves.
  • The BBC denied the news. “Pro-Kremlin accounts are spreading a fake video they claim has been published by BBC News to prove the rocket strike on Kramatorsk Station was carried out by Ukraine. The video is totally fake. Don’t be misled. The BBC has made no such video,” Shayan Sardarizadeh, a BBC journalist reporting on disinformation, conspiracy theories, cults, and extremism, wrote on Twitter.
  • Besides the Kremlin spreading disinformation about separatism in Zakarpattia for years, the SBU recently identified the organizers of so-called “people’s republics” in the west of Ukraine. According to the SBU, the Kremlin had planned to create “people’s republics” in Ukraine’s western regions. The group began working to overthrow the constitutional order in the summer of 2021. The enemy intelligence officer organizing the “scheme” announced his intention to create a new democracy in Ukraine. If the current government “did not resign,” the group would use force. To seize power, the group had to recruit 500 militants, preferably former ATO service members, and provide them with weapons ().

russia’s THREATS, PROVOCATIONS, and DISINFORMATION as of 3 p.m. on April 13

  • Kyiv does not allocate money to the Kharkiv region as part of the initial aid package for the territories liberated from the occupiers. From this, it is concluded that Ukraine allegedly “has written Kharkiv off, admitting that russia will take it away.”
  • In the Chernihiv region, the nationalists continue to raid private homes, threatening people with physical violence and murder, and forcibly seizing food, valuables, and personal cars.
  • Sanctions primarily harm Europe and its citizens’ well-being, not russia.
  • Russia complains that in the territories it temporarily occupied, the children do not understand or know russian well enough, linking it to anti-russian Nazi propaganda.

Now the TRUTH

  • Kharkiv Oblast is not on this list only because it is not yet entirely free from russian troops, being partially under occupation. Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal stressed that the allocated one billion hryvnias is only the first stage of financial assistance, and “still a lot of work lies ahead to restore Ukraine” after our victory and liberation of all occupied regions in the east and south.
  • Ukraine’s real members of the emergency service, law enforcement, and armed forces do not raid private homes in Ukraine. However, the SES warned of fraudsters who, posing as SES officers, allegedly “check out homes for explosives” for money. Real demining work is done entirely free of charge, according to plans, and in order of priority.
  • Due to the sanctions imposed against russia, the country is gradually experiencing a shortage of various products. Production stops resulting in rising unemployment, and the entire economy goes down. Restrictions on russia’s FX transactions lead to a default of enterprises of state importance, such as the russian railways. Thus, sanctions are gradually destroying russia’s economy in the first place. As concerns the West, sanctions will primarily change European countries’ energy sector. The search for alternative ways of providing Europe with energy will eventually stabilize prices for domestic and industrial consumers.
  • Ukrainians understand each other very well, speaking both russian and Ukrainian. Even though restrictions on the use of russian apply in education, they do not affect the lives of children in particular and Ukrainians in general. The use of the russian language is restricted in services, television and radio broadcasting, book printing, etc. Again: it has never been a question of a total, strict ban. There are TV and radio broadcasting quotas, and it is possible to switch to a language convenient for the client in the service sector. As for anti-Russian propaganda, Ukraine has never tried to become an antipode of russia. The term “anti-russia” was created and used only by russia itself to justify its aggression against Ukraine.

russia’s THREATS, PROVOCATIONS, and DISINFORMATION as of noon on April 11

  • Labour leader Keir Starmer was unable to visit Kyiv because he had COVID-19 for the 27th time.
  • Kyiv deliberately cut off the electricity supply to Melitopol, as announced by the city’s “mayor” Halyna Danylchenko.
  • The Kherson region’s residents are fleeing to Crimea not from the war but from the humanitarian catastrophe created by the Ukrainian authorities.
  • With the support of the collective West, Ukraine is preparing bloody provocations against the civilians in the LPR/DPR.

Now the TRUTH

  • Recent reports say that the leader of the UK Labour Party, Keir Starmer, tested positive for Covid for a second time on January 5 . On July 21, 2021, it was reported that he previously had to self-isolate four times after coming into contact with others testing positive.
  • The so-called “mayor” of Melitopol, Halyna Danylchenko, is a self-proclaimed head and, in effect, a collaborator. On March 11, the occupiers abducted Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov but later released him. On March 12, an opposition deputy, Halyna Danylchenko, called for people not to resist the occupiers and designated as extremists those who would. Danylchenko called for “adjusting to the new reality.” The collaborator said the city would now be governed by a “committee of people’s deputies” chaired by her.
  • Even if Kherson region residents flee, they do so from the war waged by russia. The occupiers are restricting supplies of food and medicine to the city. Therefore, the locals are fleeing the humanitarian catastrophe caused by russia in the city and region.
  • Allegations of bloody provocations are a continuation of the accusations against Ukraine regarding the missile strike on Kramatorsk. However, russia struck the Kramatorsk railway station, with the missiles most likely coming from the occupied territories. Ukraine does not conduct provocations toward civilians or civilian infrastructure, unlike russia, which consistently violates international norms regarding civilians.

russia’s THREATS, PROVOCATIONS, and DISINFORMATION as of 4 p.m. on April 10

  • New textbooks and literature that do not promote Nazism are delivered to the “liberated” localities. The previous textbooks teaching Nazism to the youth were created with the help of the Soros Foundation and the United Nations.
  • The russian federation’s “special operation” in Ukraine was necessary to stop the genocide committed by Ukraine against its population to fulfill its international obligations.
  • After visiting Kyiv, Boris Johnson gave Zelensky the task of conducting bloody provocations in Kharkiv and Odesa.
  • The new head of the Mariupol administration, Konstiantyn Ivashchenko, will restore the legend of Soviet machine-building, Azovmash. Ukraine has turned Mariupol into ruins, but russia will rebuild the city.

Now the TRUTH

  • Russia is rewriting history, trying to spread its propaganda at educational institutions in the temporarily occupied territories. Moreover, Russia is even resuming the “educational process” in cities with ongoing hostilities, e.g., Volnovakha.
  • The International Renaissance Foundation (which Russia calls the Soros Foundation) and the United Nations have never obliged Ukraine to promote Nazism in its curricula. Neither the Foundation nor the United Nations encourages or supports Nazism or fascism.
  • Neither Boris Johnson nor any other Western partners oblige Ukraine to conduct bloody provocations. russia keeps shelling Kharkiv and Odesa. On April 10 alone, Russia struck Kharkiv 66 times. Russia fired on the Odesa region in the a.m. hours of April 8. There are constant threats of missile strikes on these cities.
  • russian troops destroyed Mariupol. The OPFL deputy of the Mariupol city council, Konstiantyn Ivashchenko, deliberately sided with the russian invaders. He publicly called on the Ukrainian military to lay down weapons and not resist the occupiers. 

russia’s THREATS, PROVOCATIONS, and DISINFORMATION as of noon on April 10

  • Because of its defeat, Ukraine used the tactics of Syrian terrorists to destroy the railway station in Kramatorsk.
  • The OSCE in Donetsk has always testified in favor of Ukraine, not Donbas.
  • There will not be a humanitarian catastrophe in Mariupol.
  • Residents of Nova Kakhovka marched to the central squares carrying russian flags. In Kherson, locals removed any mention of the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred from the city’s main square. The russian flag was raised over the city administration.

Now the TRUTH

  • Russia fired on Kramatorsk. Despite attempts to deny it, saying russia does not use Tochka-U missiles, they cannot hide the truth. First, russia continues to use Tochka-U systems, even though it has previously announced the withdrawal of the “obsolete systems” from service. Independent investigators from InformNapalm and Conflict Intelligence Team confirmed russia’s use of these systems. Using the russian Tochka-U has previously been documented in the Donetsk and Chernihiv regions. At about 10.25 a.m., the information appeared on Telegram channels about two rockets launched from Shakhtar (a DPR-controlled city). The distance between Shakhtar and Kramatorsk is about 90 km, with Tochka-U’s maximum range being 120 km.
  • The OSCE SMM is an independent monitoring mission. Their reports usually only indicated the direction from where the shelling came, the frequency of violating the regime of silence, the number of casualties in the ORDLO, and the demarcation lines of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions. The OSCE never explicitly indicated who was involved in the shelling. However, observations by the OSCE as an independent observer were important in documenting russia’s crimes committed against Ukraine in 2014-2021 (Https://www.osce.org/en/ukraine-smm/reports).
  • A humanitarian catastrophe has already occurred in Mariupol. russia has destroyed 90% of the city. Dozens of thousands of people have died, and many citizens have been illegally deported to russia.
  • A staged rally in support of russia took place in Nova Kakhovka. Only a few people came to the square, even though thousands of Ukrainians had previously come to the city square to resist the occupation. Demolishing the Heavenly Hundred Memorial in Kherson and raising a russian flag over the local administration also were acts planned by russia. Such things could be done either by the occupiers themselves or by locals intimidated by the occupiers.

russia’s THREATS, PROVOCATIONS, and DISINFORMATION as of noon, April 9

  • Priests of the schismatic OCU bless daily Ukrainians’ bloody “fight against infidels.”
  • Google conducts provocations against Russia by suggesting replacing “dear russians” with “dead russians” (dear <-> dead) in the translator.
  • There will be no sowing campaign in the Kherson region since Ukrainian authorities have abandoned local farmers to produce starvation.
  • Ukraine received broken T-72B tanks and BMP-1 combat vehicles from the Czech Republic. Their fire control systems are not working.
  • The Ukrainian military receives the russian troops’ coordinates from social networks, but civilians come under fire because of incorrect data.

Now the TRUTH

  • First, the PCU is not a schismatic church. Ukraine has its own Orthodox Church, independent of moscow. However, the russian orthodox church refuses to recognize the OCU’s independence, trying to discredit it. The moscow patriarchate calls the Ukrainian Church “schismatic.” However, a schism in the Orthodox world was caused by russia when the moscow patriarchate severed ties with Constantinople due to the possibility of recognizing the OCU’s independence. Second, the churches of the moscow patriarchate spread russian propaganda. Therefore, an independent church during the war with russia is a matter of Ukraine’s security and sovereignty. Third, the Ukrainian Church, independent of russia, openly declares that russia invaded Ukraine. Because of its pro-Ukrainian stance, russian propaganda accuses the OCU of supporting the war.
  • Google cannot technically conduct provocations against russia. Any suggestions to replace the word “dear” with “dead” are due to user edits, not Google policies.
  • According to the Ministry of Agrarian Policy, the sowing campaign has begun in all regions except the Luhansk region. Agriculture workers of the Kherson region are forced to significantly reduce the sown areas, with spring fieldwork being carried out even under fire, with missiles flying over their heads and mines planted in the ground. In contrast, the occupiers intimidate Kherson farmers forcing them to cooperate.
  • Ukraine received tanks and armored vehicles from the Czech Republic. However, there are no reports of defective equipment. Russia is spreading similar fake stories about Slovakia’s military aid, lying about the destruction of the S-300 air defense system received by Ukraine from Slovakia. Slovakia’s Prime Minister denied this fake news.
  • The SBU indeed created the @stop_russian_war_bot for anyone to report enemy movements. Yet, the information provided by Ukrainians is verified to prevent provocations from russia.

russia’s THREATS, PROVOCATIONS, and DISINFORMATION as of noon on April 8

  • The train station in Kramatorsk, Donetsk region, was hit by Point U missiles, used only by the Armed Forces, and not by russian Iskander missiles. Ukraine is trying to turn Kramatorsk into a “new Bucha.”
  • NATO insists that Ukraine use chemical weapons in Mariupol.
  • The United States no longer hides that it developed biological weapons in Ukraine.

Now the TRUTH

  • The Tochka-U tactical missile systems are used not only by Ukraine but also by russia. As for the strike on the Kramatorsk railway station, Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the Donetsk Regional State Administration, initially said it was an Iskander missile. However, Volodymyr Zelensky later said the occupiers used the Tochka-U to hit the Kramatorsk railway station, where thousands of peaceful Ukrainians were awaiting evacuation. As of 1 p.m., it became known that the russian missile strike on Kramatorsk railway station had killed at least 39 and injured 87. But more importantly, almost immediately after the missile hit the station, russian Telegram channels wrote about a strike on the places of accumulation of the Armed Forces. Later, they started talking about a strike on the civilian population by the Ukrainian side.
  • NATO cannot use chemical weapons. NATO member states, russia, and Ukraine signed and ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention. However, NATO does not rule out that russia might use chemical weapons against Ukraine. They also said that using such weapons would be a direct violation of international obligations.
  • The US position remains the same: States are aware of bio laboratories operating in Ukraine and have funded their biohazard reduction programs. However, it has never been about developing bioweapons by Ukraine or the United States in Ukraine.

russia’s THREATS, PROVOCATIONS, and DISINFORMATION as of 1 p.m. on April 7

  • According to American expert Scott Ritter, people in Bucha died at the hands of the Ukrainian military.
  • Normal life continues in Kupyansk, Kharkiv region: transport, shops, and all the utilities are available.
  • The Kyiv regime is preparing a provocation in the city of Pervomaisky, Kharkiv region, where a warehouse with 120 tons of chlorine has been mined.
  • 2/3 of the Ukrainian side’s losses are due to Ulana Suprun’s healthcare reform.
  • Dmitry Peskov, press secretary of the president of the russian federation, denied russia’s plans to assassinate Volodymyr Zelensky.

Now the TRUTH

  • It is hard to call Scott Ritter an independent expert shedding light on the truth, as he has been relaying russian propaganda narratives to Western audiences for many years. Russian media outlets often invite him to comment on military topics, but he spreads unverified and untrue information, each time. The same applies to Bucha. There is no objective basis to believe that the Ukrainian military killed the civilians in the Kyiv region.
  • The mayor of Kupyansk and the banned OPFL surrendered the city to the occupiers. Life under occupation has nothing to do with normal life. The orcs can only establish a military dictatorship, seize property from Ukrainians, rob shops, and even change the school curriculum.
  • When russia says, “Ukraine is preparing a provocation,” you should read it as “russia is preparing a provocation.” Russia probably lays the foundations to justify the shelling of this warehouse with chlorine later to immediately say the Ukrainian side did it. Recently, Russia used the same method to shell an ammonia plant in the Sumy region. Russia said beforehand that Ukraine would prepare provocations with chemical weapons and then bombarded the plant a few hours later.
  • It is unclear how healthcare reform meant to change funding principles could contribute to higher mortality rates among Ukrainians during the war. It will be recalled that the reform changed the outdated and inefficient Semashko system (under which hospitals received funding depending on the size and number of beds) to a system where doctors and hospitals receive funding from the budget depending on the number of the patients they treat.
  • In just the first week of the war, President Volodymyr Zelensky survived at least three assassination attempts, The Times wrote. The Office of the President of Ukraine reported that during the full-scale war, there had been ten attempts to kill Volodymyr Zelensky . His wife, Olena Zelenska, also said their family was being persecuted  with the aim to put pressure on the President of Ukraine. Therefore, they live under heightened security.

russia’s THREATS, PROVOCATIONS, and DISINFORMATION as of 1 p.m. on April 6

  • Sviatoslav Palamar (call sign “Kalyna”), deputy commander of the Azov Regiment, was killed in Mariupol. DPR forces shot down a Mil Mi-8 helicopter carrying the regiment’s member.
  • The Vatican became the first country to pay for russian gas in rubles. The Vatican bought rubles worth EUR 10 million to pay for the gas.
  • Two hundred sixty-four service members from the 503rd Separate Marine Battalion surrendered to the russian occupiers. To “confirm” this, they disseminated pictures of the allegedly captured Ukrainian marines.
  • Volodymyr Zelensky gave up on the southern regions of Ukraine because he could not fight Nazism there on his own.

Now the TRUTH

  • Neither russian troops nor DPR militants killed Sviatoslav Palamar. He is alive. Open sources confirm this. You can check whether there is evidence of the downing of a Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopter on March 31, 2022, using the blog of the investigative journalist Oryx, collecting photo evidence of russian and Ukrainian equipment destroyed during the entire period of the large-scale war. As of March 31, there was indeed confirmation that Ukraine had lost a Mi-8. The russians argue it was shot down near Mariupol. First, Sviatoslav Palamar recorded three video appeals on the official channel Azov after the news of his “death” (on March 31, April 2, and April 4). Second, on April 2, he commented for the media twice, namely for Channel 5 and NV Radio. Finally, the russian outlets spreading fake news about Kalyna’s death later updated the information saying the body of a military service member named Diachenko was found near the destroyed helicopter, not the Azov deputy commander’s. It is currently impossible to verify who died when the aircraft was demolished.
  • Information about the Vatican allegedly paying for gas in rubles appeared for the first time on Twitter, coming from a user, Maria Ledovskaya. In her next post, she confirmed it was a joke. The Oilprice media, a source for oil and energy news, also confirmed that Ledovskaya’s tweet was the primary source of information and that the Vatican had no plans to pay for russian gas in rubles.
  • The 503rd Separate Marine Battalion wrote on their Facebook page that their members had not surrendered to anyone and continued to defend Ukraine from russian invaders. Adviser to the mayor of Mariupol, Petro Andriushchenko, also denied the information about the capture of the 503rd Battalion on his Telegram channel. “Marines of the 503rd are not in this video, and they never surrendered. Propaganda is lying as usual,” wrote Andriushchenko. He added that, according to preliminary data, the footage was shot in one of the villages of Manhush district, where Ukrainian units were not stationed. Andriushchenko also mentioned the Ukrainian uniforms stolen by the russian occupiers, particularly at the Azov Regiment bases in the village of Urzuf. In the video, he noted,  propagandists showed people dressed in clean uniforms, shaved, and not looking like the military who would surrender after the fighting. However, Andriushchenko also said the competent authorities would determine whether Ukrainian service members were among them. Overall, he said it was a staged video aiming to demoralize and sow panic among the defenders of Ukraine and the civilian population.
  • The Ukrainian authorities did not surrender any region or region of Ukraine. The armed struggle continues in all areas. Thus, concerning the Tavriya direction, the General Staff reported this morning the movement of individual units of the 58th combined-arms army around the village of Basan in the Zaporizhzhia region, presumably to regroup forces. In the South Bug area, the enemy is taking measures to restore combat capability and equip their positions. The enemy continues terrorizing civilians in the temporarily occupied territories of the Kherson region. As a result of the AFU’s offensive, the enemy lost control over the villages of Dobrianka, Novovoznesenske, and Trudoliubivka in the Kherson region.

russia’s THREATS, PROVOCATIONS, and DISINFORMATION as of 3 p.m. on April 5

  • When the Russian military withdrew from Bucha and Irpin in the Kyiv region, there were no civilian casualties. Photos and videos of those killed are fake
  • Ukraine committed genocide on the russian population.
  • In Mariupol, proper authorities have finally been appointed.
  • Neo-Nazis are planning on mining Ukraine’s hydroelectric plants to leave Ukrainians without drinking water.

Now the TRUTH

  • Russia committed war crimes in Bucha and Irpin by brutally killing and torturing civilians and destroying homes and civilian infrastructure. Russia’s atrocities have already been exposed by satellite images published by The New York Times. In addition, experts from the International Criminal Court will carry out an investigation to document all the cases of crimes committed by russia in Ukraine.
  • Ukraine did not commit genocide against either the russian or russian-speaking populations. There is also no evidence that Ukrainian service members committed war crimes. In contrast, journalists and even civilians have documented many cases of russian war atrocities and violations of international law, ranging from the torture of civilians to the use of prohibited weapons.
  • In Mariupol, the self-proclaimed government comprised of the representatives of the banned OPFL party emerged unlawfully. However, it is unclear what exactly this government will govern. Russia has destroyed 90% of the city, 70% of which cannot be rebuilt.
  • Everything is “cool” about this fake story: neo-Nazis and the hydroelectric power plants that have nothing to do with drinking water. HPPs generate electricity; they do not filter water. Besides, none of Ukraine’s defense forces has mined or had plans to plant mines in the HPPs to restrict Ukrainians’ access to resources.

russia’s THREATS, PROVOCATIONS, and DISINFORMATION as of noon on April 2

  • Ukrainian helicopters hit an oil depot in russian Belgorod.
  • Ukraine will not adhere to the principles of the Geneva Conventions relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War.
  • About a third of refugees from Ukraine have a non-Slavic appearance.
  • The defense of Mariupol may have been led by American and British intelligence officers, which is why the General Staff is so concerned about the evacuation from the city.
  • The closure of US bio labs in Ukraine is one of the successes of the so-called special operation.
  • Ukraine destroyed the memory of the Great Patriotic War and degraded veterans.

Now the TRUTH

  • Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, Oleksiy Danylov, explained that Ukraine had nothing to do with the fire at the oil depot in Belgorod. However, Danylov stressed that similar situations might arise in other russian cities. The fact is that russia will conduct provocations to accuse Ukraine. The so-called “shelling of Belgorod by Ukrainian helicopters” may be one such provocation.
  • Russia has repeatedly violated the Geneva Conventions during the war. However, the russian propaganda machine will try to discredit Ukrainian service members by disseminating videos and other evidence of the alleged torture of prisoners. These can be fabricated video clips showing russians disguised as the Ukrainian military.
  • Russia is trying to prove that many illegal migrants can enter Europe under the guise of refugees from Ukraine. However, over four million Ukrainians have been forced to flee Ukraine during the war. Overall, more than ten million Ukrainians have had to flee their homes.
  • In Mariupol, 90% of residential buildings were destroyed, and 5,000 people died, including about 210 children. The death toll may be even higher since it is impossible to count exactly because of active hostilities. Russia has been shelling Mariupol with artillery, from the sea, from planes, and attacking with missiles and bombs. The humanitarian catastrophe in Mariupol is the result of russia’s and russian occupiers‘ actions. Humanitarian corridors are needed to evacuate about 150 people, currently trying to survive in the city. Most notably, the passages are organized by the Ministry of Reintegration and Temporarily Occupied Territories, not by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The International Committee of the Red Cross also participates in the evacuation from Mariupol.
  • According to Bloomberg, a US Department of Defense unit has been working with former Soviet countries, including Ukraine, since 1991 to secure and dismantle remaining weapons of mass destruction. In 2005, the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Health of Ukraine signed an agreement to prevent any spread of pathogens at facilities in Kyiv, Lviv, Odesa, and other places that could be used in biological weapons. In 2020, the Security Service of Ukraine refuted information that the United States had bio laboratories in Ukraine. It also said Washington and Kyiv were working together to counter possible biological terrorism. “No foreign biological laboratories operate in Ukraine. Statements recently made by individual politicians are not true and are a deliberate distortion of the facts,” Kyiv Post quoted the SBU as saying. Under the 2005 agreement, the Pentagon helped several Ukrainian health laboratories improve the safety of dangerous pathogens and technologies used for research. These efforts were supported by other countries and the World Health Organization. The United States did not conduct experiments on Ukrainians, just as Ukraine did not develop biological weapons using these laboratories. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the laboratories conducted research on the spread of coronavirus strains in Ukraine.
  • Unlike russia, Ukraine has never rewritten history. However, Ukraine does not use the Soviet term “Great Patriotic War” because it does not take into account all the participants in hostilities and victims of World War II. The Great Patriotic War is an ideological cliché saying all Ukrainians allegedly fought for the “Soviet Fatherland” during World War II. However, that is not the case. The National Security and Defense Council came up with two options: “World War II” or “Soviet-German War,” to expand the war’s historical context. This marked the transition from the Soviet point of view to looking at the Second World War through the lens of Ukrainian and world history.

russia’s THREATS, PROVOCATIONS, and DISINFORMATION as of noon on April 1

  • Azovstal employee allegedly wants to join russian army
  • Against the backdrop of the partial “withdrawal” of Russian units from the Kyiv and Chernihiv regions, the enemy is spreading information that the “special operation” in Ukraine will be completed shortly because russia and Ukraine will reach an agreement.
  • According to russian propaganda outlets, Ukraine has forcibly detained 68 foreign vessels in the ports. russia is said to open a corridor every day for them to exit the territorial waters of Ukraine, but the crews do not leave the ports, citing the threat of attacks by Ukraine.
  • The russian defense ministry said it has Hunter Biden’s (son of the President of the United States) letters about bio laboratories operating in Ukraine. According to the enemy, Biden played a significant role in working with pathogens by funding them.
  • russia broadcasts the narrative to the West, saying, “you will lose more than we do.” They are talking about world tourism, which, according to russian media outlets, stands to lose $ 7 billion because of the sanctions.

Now the TRUTH

  • What really happened is they took an actor in russia, invented a name and a position for him, called him an “Azovstal worker,” and allegedly recorded evidence of the events in Mariupol. However, Azovstal’s HR department has not found such a person in the Metinvest Group employee database in all the years.
  • First, Russia is not “withdrawing” troops. The occupiers are fleeing, facing fierce resistance from Ukraine’s Armed Forces and our people. The enemy is also transferring its forces to Donbas in preparation to strike a devastating blow on our country’s territory there. Second, no agreement has been reached between Ukraine and russia. All the stories about the end of the “special operation” are merely an attempt to avoid further sanctions against the aggressor country. The occupiers are trying to organize incomprehensible structures in the temporarily occupied territories and put the ruble into circulation there.
  • russian troops pose by far the most significant threat both on land and at sea. Just recently, Turkey discovered mines in the Black Sea that had drifted into the Bosporus. russia knew the exact number of the mines, indicating that russia had probably planted them.
  • We have repeatedly said that the so-called secret bio labs have never been secret. Information about them, including their funding, is publicly available. The Ministry of Health runs the laboratories, and the United States funds the biological threat reduction programs.
  • No matter how russia justifies itself, russian tourism suffered the most. There are only a few countries left in the world where russians can travel. For instance, the whole of Europe and the United States are closed to russians.

russia’s THREATS, PROVOCATIONS, and DISINFORMATION as of 3 p.m. on March 31

  • Payments for russian gas in rubles will not start immediately, as it is a time-consuming process.
  • Russia has evacuated over 100,000 people from Mariupol without Ukraine’s participation.
  • Ukrainian authorities use the synagogue in Uman as a military and weapons accumulation point.
  • On March 14, the Ukrainian military fired a Tochka-U missile on the center of Donetsk.

Now the TRUTH:

  • G7 countries such as the United States, Canada, the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Japan have rejected russia’s demand to pay for gas in rubles, citing their existing contracts. It will be recalled that on March 23, putin ordered that payments for exported gas from the “unfriendly countries” be accepted only in rubles. This status was assigned to the countries that joined the sanctions against russia for starting a war with Ukraine. European companies and politicians immediately responded to the president’s statement, saying they would not do so because it violated the terms of contracts and sanctions. Ruble settlements with russia are impossible.
  • Russian troops do not conduct evacuations, but they forcibly transfer people to the territory of the russian federation and take away the citizen’s Ukrainian documents. On March 26, Ukraine’s Minister for Reintegration and Temporarily Occupied Territories, Iryna Vereshchuk, said the number of Ukrainians forcibly deported could reach 40,000. The mayor of Mariupol, Vadym Boychenko, said on March 27 that the russians had forcibly transferred 20-30 thousand people from Mariupol. Their phones and Ukrainian documents (everything they had, i.e., passports, certificates, etc.) were confiscated in the so-called filtration camps, and people were later sent to Omsk and the Krasnodar Territory. The deportation of civilians is contrary to the norms of international humanitarian law, namely Article 49 of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Victims of War of 1949 and Article 85 of Additional Protocol I to the Geneva Conventions. The articles prohibit the forced individual or mass resettlement or deportation of persons under protection from the occupied territory to the territory of the occupying state.
  • The United Jewish community refuted this fake story: “The United Jewish Community of Ukraine states that all synagogues and Jewish sites in Ukraine are used only for their intended purpose, i.e., to carry out religious activities or to help members of Jewish communities and the local population. It is obvious from the image published by russians for provocative purposes that the gates of the synagogue are closed, and no one is inside,” the community’s statement said. The Rabbi Nachman Foundation in Uman confirms that the second largest synagogue in Ukraine has been closed since Rosh Hashanah (celebrated in September 2021) and has not been used ever since. The Center for Combating Disinformation at the National Security and Defense Council believes that this russian information piece aimed to create a conflict between the Ukrainian authorities and Israel. They could also use this fake news to distract from possible provocations by the Russian military, namely, shelling the synagogue in Uman and then accusing Ukraine.
  • Leonid Matiukhin, a Center for Operational Information of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine officer, said at a briefing: “This is definitely a Russian missile or some other ammunition. You can simply look at what Russian propaganda has been telling you for eight years about the Ukrainian Armed Forces shelling Donetsk and other cities. You can simply see how Donetsk looks today, eight years later, and then you can see Kharkiv and Mariupol, which the Russian occupation forces have been shelling for almost two weeks.” According to Ruslan Leviev, founder of Conflict Intelligence Team (CIT), the missile was fired from the russian-controlled territory to discredit the Armed Forces. The CIT noted that the rocket’s front part in the photo of the fragments was aimed northwestward and the rear part southeastward. The rocket part could change directions, but not more than 45 degrees, i.e., it came from the southeast. The rocket part could not change direction by 180 degrees.

russia’s THREATS, PROVOCATIONS, and DISINFORMATION as of 1 p.m. on March 30

  • On March 17 and 21, the police and terrorists opened fire at civilian cars exiting Zaporizhzhia. They quoted Volodymyr Rohov, a “member of the main council of the military-civil administration of the Zaporizhzhia region,” as saying that he knew about 37 cases of killings of civilians in Zaporizhzhia.
  • The AFU does not allow residents of Kramatorsk, Kostiantynivka, Slovyansk, and Druzhkivka to leave.
  • The head of the Odesa Region Military Administration ordered that Odesa’s Khadzhibey dam be blown up.
  • The UN rejected Russia’s humanitarian resolution and supported the genocide in Ukraine.
  • In Mariupol and Chernihiv, Ukraine sends children aged 12-17 to the front lines. It is argued that the children are given man-portable anti-tank rocket systems and grenade launchers. As proof, a picture of a man with a weapon in his hands is provided.
  • Ukrainian military fired on people evacuated from the village of Vynohradne near Mariupol

Now the TRUTH:

  • The original photo from the posts could not be established. Photo metadata had been edited, and it was impossible to verify the date it was created. However, on March 17 and 21, there were reports of russian military shelling civilian cars. On March 17, Oleksandr Starukh, head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Civilian Administration (ZRCA), said russians had fired a machine gun into a vehicle, hitting a child in the face near Tokmak. At 8:55 a.m. on March 21, russian military fired automatic weapons and hit two cars carrying civilians in the village of Malynivka, Pologi district, Zaporizhzhia region. The cars were going through the humanitarian corridor. Two children, three women, and one man were injured in the shooting. Shortly before that, on March 16, the russian military had fired a heavy artillery barrage at a civilian convoy headed for Zaporizhzhia. Five people were injured, including a child in critical condition.
  • There is no information from reliable sources that would confirm that locals are not allowed to leave Kramatorsk, Kostiantynivka, Slovyansk, and Druzhkivka. In addition, Ukrzaliznytsia arranges evacuation trains daily to help these cities’ residents travel to safer areas. For instance, on March 28, there were two evacuation trains, Kramatorsk-Lviv No.282/281 and No.284/283. Ukrzaliznytsia’s website has train schedules at the Slovyansk and Kramatorsk stations. There is no list of trains departing from Druzhkivka and Kostiantynivka stations. The stations in Kramatorsk, Slovyansk, and Kostiantynivka are open.
  • This fake story was refuted by Maksym Marchenko, head of the Odesa Regional Military Administration (ORMA): “Having no success on the battlefield, the enemy is increasingly attacking the Odesa region in the information space. Unfortunately, we have cases of spreading fake news about the situation in the region again. This time the target was the Khadzhibey dam allegedly mined on the orders of the ORMA head Maksym Marchenko,” Marchenko wrote on his Telegram channel. He also called on Odesa residents to report the spread of such information to the SBU.
  • The majority of the Security Council did not support russia’s proposal, as it essentially denied its involvement in the humanitarian catastrophe in Ukraine. In the text of the resolution, russia called on the international community to resolve the issue it had created by carrying out a large-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022. During the discussion of the draft resolution, the members of the UN Security Council rightly stated that russia must acknowledge its responsibility for starting the hostilities and end the war to avoid further civilian casualties.
  • First, according to the Presidential Decree On General Mobilization, mobilization is carried out within 90 days from the date of the decree’s entry into force across Ukraine and the city of Kyiv. Men between 18 and 60 years old and fit for service are subject to mobilization. Under some military specialties, women listed on the military register may also be called up for military service. Therefore, children aged 12-17 could not be called up. Second, according to Google Images reverse lookup results, the photo in the post has circulated since at least July 2018, and it shows a woman. You can see a series of similar images here. Their author, nicknamed “P-KDmitry,” is a photographer from russia.
  • The village of Vynohradne is located outside of the agreed-upon “green” corridors. The evacuation from Mariupol is going in the opposite direction. The Livoberezhny district, near which Vynohradne is located, is almost completely cut off from the city, and it is impossible to organize an evacuation from there because of constant shelling by russian troops.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 17:00 on March 29

  • Azov troopers blew up Mariupol Drama Theater from the inside. Proof: windows of buildings nearby weren’t blown out by the explosion.
  • UAF planted mines over the Black Sea.
  • russian conscripts won’t be sent to warzones during the spring conscription campaign. The number of conscripts would be lower. Prosecutor’s office will follow the campaign closely.
  • West loses faith in UAF General Staff russian casualties statistics due to lack of photo and video proofs.

And now – THE TRUTH:

  • russian aircraft dropped the bomb on Mariupol Drama Theater, despite a big sign saying that there were children inside.
  • It is not the first time russians claim that Ukrainians planted mines on the Black Sea shores while the mines started to drift towards Bosphorus. russians even named the number of mines – 420, which is weird because the Black Sea is very stormy, and it would be near-impossible to count the mines in that weather. If russians know how many mines are in the Black Sea, it is probably russian mines.
  • Intelligence General Office of the Ministry of Defense already reported that russia’s planning a mobilization starting April 1st. The program’s name is «BARS-2021» (Combat Army Reserve of the Country). It will be held simultaneously as the planned conscription to hide mass mobilization.
  • All estimates are approximate. On March 23rd, the US and NATO told CNN that russian invaders could have lost somewhere around 3000 to 10000 troops during the war. Even according to OSINT investigators, who indicate the minimum numbers, the russians suffer record losses. Statistics are likely to become available after the war. The General Staff of the Armed Forces has the most complete picture as of now, as it features both closed and open information.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 15:00 on March 29

  • UkrPoshta is now part of the “post office of russia.”
  • J. Michael Springmann: Years might pass until US biolaboratories scandal will get in full force.
  • If russia wanted to take over the entire territory of Ukraine, they would’ve struck rockets on all UAF positions, destroyed their fuel refineries, railroads, highways, took over all chemical plans and NPPs. And only then sent ground troops to sweep the territory. Since it didn’t happen, therefore russia never planned to take over Ukraine.
  • russia doesn’t kidnap Ukrainian refugees and displace them in russia. It just looks like that.

And now – THE TRUTH:

  • Ukrainians started to receive such emails from suspicious addresses. UkrPoshta themselves debunked the whole sham. Their response: “russia’s post office is unhappy since UkrPoshta cut their ties and stopped cooperating and asked countries of the Universal Postal Union to stop working with russia’s postal services. All things russian, including postal stamps, is toxic. Such messages are yet another example of russian aggression. And with this mailing, obviously, the Russian Post, when it writes that all postal items of Ukrposhta will be sent through the Russian Post, is trying to regain its volumes somehow”.
  • Springmann is a well-known russia sympathizer. Four years ago, he got into a scandal when he posted a caricature on “friends of the USA,” in which he compared Ukraine with excrements. Using such “experts” might mean that russia is running out of ideas on how to push this narrative.
  • russia rocket strikes UAF positions, airports, fuel refineries. They also occupied Chornobyl NPP and Zaporizhya NPP. russian blitzkrieg wet dream went south because UAF fought back and keep on pushing russian invaders back where they came from. In addition, a combination of corruption and obsolete equipment make the russian army a poor excuse for a fart.
  • According to Mariupol City Council, russia displaced approximately 20-30 thousand Mariupol residents. . 90 thousand people were displaced from Kherson Oblast. According to Ukraine’s Ombudsman Ludmila Denisova, russian invaders illegally deported 439420 civilians, including 91673 children.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 14:00 on March 28

  • if russian invaders leave Kherson and Zaporizhya Oblasts, the threat to russia will return. The Northern-Crimean channel will be again blocked, and Zaporizhya NPP will again be under a threat of an accident.
  • russia will have to work for 30-40 years to clean people’s heads from nazi propaganda in Ukraine.
  • creation of puppet states on the occupied territories was necessary to guarantee russia’s safety.

And not – THE TRUTH:

  • russia occupied Kherson oblast, Kherson, and parts of Zaporizhya Oblast. These actions create an environment for a humanitarian catastrophe. As for Northern Crimean Channel, the Ukrainian Government ceased its water supply back when russia occupied Crimea in 2014. russian government was unable to find a solution for this for 8 years. And now they took it over by force. russian invaders captured Zaporizhya NPP and Energodar city and kept it under russian control for 21 days. ZNPP personnel can’t work properly and get rest. Because of that, there is a constant threat of nuclear accidents.
  • There was never any nazi propaganda in Ukraine. None of the Ukrainian Government officials ever expressed such views. Of course, just like in any other country, there are far-right groups in Ukraine. However, they are marginal at best. Propaganda of intolerance and nazism is a criminal offense in Ukraine.
  • russia has organized illegal faux referendums on occupied Ukrainian territory since 2014. None of them were held to any international standards. Each such faux referendum was done to justify russia’s actions formally. None of such faux referendum results are recognized in Ukraine and the rest of the world.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 16:00 on March 27

  • Any country is in danger if Ukrainian artillery is nearby.
  • The reason why Roman Leschenko, Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food, resigned is due to empty State Reserve storage facilities and lack of strategic reserve.
  • russia’s defense ministry on their losses: 1 351 dead, 3 825 injured.
  • Ukraine uses phosphorus bombs in Donbas.

And now – THE TRUTH:

  • russian propaganda alleges that either Poland or belarus are in danger because Ukraine might attack them. It is not true. russia can create casus belli for belarus to join the invasion. However, russia already uses belarus as a military asset for their ground and air troops, and they have already shelled belarus territory and tried to blame Ukraine for that. As for Poland, they realize that russia is the real threat who is trying to pull focus on Ukraine.
  • Roman Leschenko, Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food, resigned due to health issues. He explained his situation on his Facebook page“I’m at war not just with our common enemy but also with a tough hereditary disease. My health is deteriorating. Because of that, I’m forced to resign from the minister position”.
  • russian invaders already lost 40 thousand troops. This figure includes dead, injured, and captured. As of March 27th, russian invaders got 16,6 thousand dead and counting.
  • Ukraine doesn’t use any banned weapons and does not violate international agreements. Unlike russia, which probably used phosphorus weapons in the Avdiyivka district.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 14:00 on March 27

  • Ukrainian doctors dismantle bodies of dead civilians and the russian military for organ harvesting for UAF purposes.
  • “Don’t be afraid to speak russian” posters started to appear in occupied parts of Luhansk oblast.
  • rosatom demands Ukrainian authorities bring back their employees as fast and safe as possible.
  • russian ministry of defense: Ukrainian Air Force and Anti-Air Units are entirely demolished.

And now – THE TRUTH:

  • Ukrainian laws prohibit organ harvesting without a patient’s consent. In addition, not every doctor is qualified to do that. Also, it makes no sense to perform organ harvesting on heavily damaged bodies of shelling victims.
  • Ukraine never had any limitations on using the russian language at home. The language law limited the use of the russian language in the press, radio, TV, and print media.
  • 11 rosatom employees are in Zaporizhya NPP because they came there with russian military without Ukraine’s Energoatom or ZNPP consent. Energoatom demands rosatom to leave ZNPP territory.
  • russian ministry of defense reports every day that the Ukrainian Air Force and Anti-Anti Units are gone. Meanwhile, Ukrainian Air Force and Anti-Air Units are hard at work shooting down russian planes and missiles. On March 26th, Ukrainian Anti-Air Units shot down 3 out of 4 rockets over Volyn. In addition, they shot down 1 plane and 12 drones.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 12:00 on March 27

  • UAF shells civilian infrastructure in Chornobaivka.
  • Ukrainian Gas Transfer System replenishes russian budget more than companies that refused to leave russian market.

And now – THE TRUTH:

  • russian invaders lost the battle for Chornobaivka for the 11th time. So it is natural that their propaganda would try to find yet another excuse for their utter failures. There is no proof in claims that UAF shoots civilian infrastructure, but there are numerous proofs of russians shooting at civilian infrastructure everywhere they go. UAF is fighting the invading force.
  • Ukraine is not buying russian gas since 2015. Therefore, the Ukrainian Gas Transfer system is not generating any revenue for russia. In addition, European countries also stop buying russian gas. For example, Poland plans to stop using russian gas by 2023, some Lithuanian companies stopped buying russian gas.
  • Hungary never had any territorial claims for Zakarpattya. The whole Zakarpattya separatism narrative is one of the russian propaganda inventions. Unfortunately, it is widely spread in Ukraine, russia, and Hungary. It is part of russia’s attempts to discredit the Ukrainian State.
  • russian invaders plundered the hi-end Central Analytical Laboratory in Chornobyl. The laboratory did contain hazardous samples and also radionuclides. But it is a big stretch to consider this a proof of nuclear weapon development program. Inadequate handling of radioactive materials will primarily harm the occupiers who seized the station.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 12:00 on March 24

  • russia is not at war with Ukraine. If russia was at war with Ukraine, russia would’ve carpet-bombed the cities.
  • Europeans are appalled at the rudeness of Ukrainian refugees. It is a direct result of 8 years of nationalist propaganda in Ukraine.
  • US and EU wanted to use Ukraine as a base for their nuclear weapons aimed at russia. UK’s Minister of Defense seemingly confirmed that.
  • USA accusations of russia committing war crimes are baseless.

А тепер ПРАВДА

  • russia carpet bombs Mariupol. Even NATO confims that. Head of Luhansk Oblast Military Administration Serhiy Hayday previously stated that the russian military conducted carpet bombings of Luhansk Oblast residential housings.
  • russia tries to push the “rude Ukrainian refugees greedy to exploit European help” narrative for a couple of weeks. russia wants to discredit Ukrainian refugees in Europe. The whole “master race” narrative actually fits russia more. Coincidentally, that’s the same narrative Nazi Germany adored.
  • Nuclear weapons bases are banned in Ukraine. Meanwhile, russia actively threatens the world with nuclear weapons.
  • russia kills civilians, uses banned weapons, shoots at humanitarian convoys, conducts illegal mobilization on the occupied territories, displaces local residents, and creates ecological threats. These are some of russia’s recent war crimes.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 12:00 on March 23

  • Poland and USA planned a “denazification operation” in Ukraine. Proof: there were paratrooper regiments on Ukraine-Poland border.
  • peskov in CNN interview: “russian invaders don’t shell civilian infrastructure.”
  • russia never planned to shell Ukrainian chemical plants. It happens accidentally on purpose, which is completely different.
  • Poland will initiate the break-up of Ukraine. They will discuss it on March 24th at the NATO summit.
  • Louis Vuitton supports the russian invasion because their new jewelry collections use Z and V symbols.

And now – THE TRUTH:

  • There were American paratroopers on the Ukraine-Poland border before the start of the russian invasion. However, their goal was to support NATO allies in case of russian aggression.
  • russia provides more and more evidence of their bombing of civilian objects every day. Last night they shelled vegetable storage and sausage factory in the Brovary district of Kyiv Oblast. У Чернігові розбомбили міст через Десну, яким рухались евакуаційні рейси та гуманітарна допомога. У Харкові вчора активізувалися атаки на житлові райони та історичний центр міста.
  • russian invaders damaged the 50-ton ammonia tank on Sumyhimporm factory on March 21th.
  • Poland never announced such plans. In fact, Poland is preparing itself for a possible russian invasion.
  • Louis Vuitton really presented jewelry with a symbol that resembles Z. However, the collection stylizes the brand letter L, and V. LVMH (with such brands as Louis Vuitton, Moët, Hennessy) announced that it would cease its operation in russia. There were also Louis Vuitton products empty shells videos in russia.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 19:00 on March 22

  • Zelenskiy intentionally kills Mariupol civilians. It is revenge on the pro-russian population.
  • Coronavirus spread investigation found a Ukrainian connection to the case.
  • Crimea State Duma MP predicts that Europe will be thankful for russia exposing Ukrainian biolaboratories.
  • illya kyva: nationalists led by Vitaly Klitschko plan a coup in the next two weeks.

And now – THE TRUTH:

  • We already debunked the claim that in 2014 Mariupol “voted” to join “dnr” when it was taken over by Ukrainian nazi. That’s not what happened. The “referendum” was illegitimate and found no real support from Mariupol residents. Meanwhile, russia continues to destroy Mariupol. Just today, russian planes dropped two powerful bombs on the city. The city siege is led by Mikhail Mizintsev, one of the Russian commanders in the Syrian war. It was his order to bomb the maternity house, drama theater, and residential housings. Mizintsev sees military objects just like that boy sees dead people. The current priority is to evacuate Mariupol residents, but it is borderline impossible due to russians opening fire on civilians.
  • A couple of days ago we already predicted that russia would probably try to blame Ukraine for the coronavirus spread. To do that, russian propaganda propels the narrative about Ukrainian secret biolabs that study coronavirus and bats. However, the current theory of coronavirus origin is organic, and there is no solid proof for russian claims.
  • There was no biolaboratory expose whatsoever. The information about Ukrainian biolaboratories is open source. In addition, everybody knows what these laboratories are for. During the COVID-19 pandemic, these labs helped monitor the virus spread in Ukraine.
  • illya kyva is russian propaganda mouthpiece. For years he recited russian propaganda narratives like calling the Revolution of Dignity a “bloody coup” and War in the East a “civil conflict”. You can check out an extensive collection of kyva lying on our YouTube channel.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 18:00 on March 22

  • russian special operation is conducted by a professional army that uses cruise missiles that are very effective in precision strikes on military infrastructure and not civilian infrastructure. It is nationalists and UAF who shells Ukrainian civilian infrastructure.
  • Ukrainian schools militarize children. One of the textbooks for 11th grade calls russia an occupant and aggressor.
  • Biological weapon that was developed in Ukraine was designed to affect slav female reproductive systems.
  • Kyiv ordered the Mariupol military to leave the city disguised as civilians.

And now – THE TRUTH:

  • There are conscripts in the so-called professional army. Even the russian ministry of defense admits that despite simultaneous claims of otherwise. it is russian invaders who destroy Ukrainian infrastructure. They already demolished 15 thousand kilometers of roads, 1600 residential housings, approximately 400 schools, 36 hospitals, 77 administrative buildings, and even 8 churches. Total damages sum up to almost $63 billion.
  • Ukraine declared russian an aggressor in 2018. It is a stretch to call a simple statement of fact a militarization. Meanwhile, russia actually plans to involve child soldiers – as stated by Ukrainian Intelligence.
  • It is impossible to develop an ethnic-centric biological weapon. The whole anti-russian biological weapon contradicts their own “Ukrainians and russians are one people” narrative.
  • Ukrainian army defends Mariupol and helps evacuate civilians. Azov regiments (russian propaganda’s favorite targets) destroyed 4 tanks and a couple of armored vehicles.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 17:00 on March 22

  • russian invaders’ address to Kharkiv and Kharkiv Oblast residents: “There is no war between russians and Ukrainians. There is a special operation against nazi, oligarchs and all the traitors who poorly treated local residents for years”.
  • Avakov disrupted the Ukrainian propaganda narrative by saying that over 17 thousand had died while General Staff claims that it is only 15 thousand.
  • russia goes to another stage of the war with the primary goal being saving as many civilians as they can. They do it by killing them.
  • Zelenskiy promises a referendum on the “denazification” and “demilitarization” of Ukraine. S

And now – THE TRUTH:

  • russian is at war with Ukraine and the Ukrainian people. As for nazism – it was never really widespread in Ukraine, unlike russia. Far-right politicians are heavily marginalized in Ukrainian society. There were never any “radical” far-rights in the Ukrainian government or parliament. Since 2014 there weren’t any far-right political parties in the Ukrainian Parliament. Lack of names and proof regarding such things is yet another reason why these are simply baseless claims of russian propaganda.
  • It is hard to verify Avakov’s words as he doesn’t state his sources and has a history of manipulating facts. We trust UAF General Staff when it comes to providing official casualty stats. However, it is essential to note that it is hard to count russian casualties in the active warzone.
  • russian invaders didn’t even try to save civilians. But they are very skillful at killing civilians. 3000 dead due to Mariupol shelling. It is an approximation as there are probably more dead under the rubble. russian invaders shell residential housings, schools, hospitals – they call them “military bases” to justify their actions.
  • Zelenskiy said: “The referendum will be the final resolution in the negotiations between Ukraine and Russia.” He referred to safety guarantees, occupied Donbas and Crimea. He didn’t mention “denazification” or “demilitarization.” Both terms are used by russian propaganda exclusively as casus belli justification for war.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 16:00 on March 22

  • peskov: russia doesn’t create any special structure on the territories that were “freed” from “nationalists.”
  • On March 16th, Ukrainian nationalists shot 10 Chernihiv residents standing in the queue to get bread.
  • Due to martial law, defense work is being organized in Odessa. As a confirmation, an extract from Order №101 of March 16, 22 of the Chief of the Odessa OVA Maksym Marchenko is allegedly added to the report.
  • Ukraine doesn’t arrange any humanitarian corridors from Berdyanks.

And now – THE TRUTH:

  • russian tries to establish occupational government on the occupied territories. They tried to set up the new mayor of Melitopol (conveniently, it is an MP from OPZZh) after kidnapping the real one. They did the same thing when they occupied Crimea and select Donetsk and Luhansk Oblast regions.
  • It is was russian invaders who opened fire on the queue to get bread. Chernihiv Oblast Prosecutor’s Office confirmed it. “North” operational command clarified that it was done with heavy artillery, probably “Grads.”
  • Odesa Regional Military Administration states that the Head of the Odesa State Administration didn’t issue such orders. “We publish all official orders on our official website and announce them on the official Facebook page,” the statement said.
  • Humanitarian corridors from Berdyansk to Zaporizhya are active every day. However, russian invaders try to disrupt them and open fire on civilians.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 18:00 on March 20

  • Forest walks are banned in Kyiv Oblast because Territorial Defense killed several civilians there.
  • Rating Group survey that says 93% of Ukrainians believe in victory is incorrect because it was conducted in Western Ukraine with no active warzones.
  • If russian invaders enter Sumy – UAF will poison civilians with chlorine and ammonia.
  • Ukrainian nazi captured Mariupol in 2014 despite the city having a large turnout on dnr faux referendum.

And now – THE TRUTH:

  • Forest walks are banned in Kyiv Oblast due to forest fire threats. https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=332859035535303&id=100064336284967.
  • Rating Group survey was conducted on the entire Ukraine territory, excluding occupied Crimea and regions of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts. It covered citizens from 18 years old. West and South Ukraine got 95% beliving in victory, Central Ukraine – 94%, Eastern Ukraine – 85%.
  • UAF doesn’t use any banned weapons while russians use them all the time. Because of that, there is a reason to believe that when russia says something about Ukraine using chemical weapons, it means russia might use it. Because russia’s gonna russia.
  • First, that dnr faux referendum was illegal. Second, the organizers didn’t even had the voter lists because they had no access to the voter registry. There were 4 voting spots, and people could vote without any IDs with no secrecy of voting. The turnout was around 30% of possible voters.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 16:00 on March 20

  • American political technologists made the “Ukraine Antirussia” Project for years.
  • Azov regiment nazi intentionally destroyed a pool in the center of Mariupol because they knew civilians were hiding there. So they shot with russian bombs dropped from russian planes flying from russian territory.
  • Priests from Ukraine East Orthodox Church travel to Donbas to kill civilians.
  • Kidnapping people from Mariupol and sending them to russia is a solution to save them from the humanitarian catastrophe created by russian invaders.

And now – THE TRUTH:

  • russian propaganda tries their damnedest to justify their war against Ukraine. The “Ukraine Antirussia” project is one of the narratives they try to push even though there is no proof and the whole narrative doesn’t make any sense. If you think about it, it is russia that turns Ukraine into the opposite of russia.
  • Yesterday, russian invaders dropped the bomb on the art school, which sheltered approximately 400 people, including women, children, and the elderly. According to Pentagon research, russian aircraft conduct over 200 flights over Ukraine a day. About a 100 of these are on Mariupol. In addition, they use artillery, multiple rocket launchers, and tanks. russian warships also shell Mariupol.
  • Ukraine finalized the creation of its own East Orthodox Church four years after the start of the war in Donbas and Crimea occupation. However, Ukrainian East Orthodox Church, under the moscow patriarchy, decided against joining Ukrainian Church. Even more so, they actively try to discredit it. moscow patriarchy calls Ukrainian Church “schismatic.”. However, it is the russian church started the schism – they cut their ties with Constantinople due to Ukrainian Church getting autocephaly.
  • russian invaders who displace Mariupol residents into russia confiscate their mobile phones and Ukrainian documents. Instead, some Mariupol residents get occupation documents, while the fate of the others remains unknown.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 18:00 on March 19

  • Ukraine shelled center of Mariupol with Tochka U rockets. “Fortunately,” russian anti-air units took over these rockers and answered with Iskander strikes.
  • Nazi in Kharkiv opened fire on the humanitarian help distribution spot. They also shot civilians in Severodonetsk.
  • 85% of Mariupol destruction is done by Azov. Azov troopers flee from Mariupol under the civilian guise. That’s why russian invaders open fire on civilians.
  • Mariupol is “the heart” of “dnr”.
  • Instead of cleaning up the rubble of the demolished buildings, people made a Ukrainian coat of arms out of flowers.

And now – THE TRUTH:

  • Ukrainian authorities didn’t report any Mariupol bombings with Tochka U. Only russian media reported it. russian invaders shelled the city and then tried to blame UAF for doing that.
  • Ukrainians, whom russia keeps calling nazis, don’t shoot at humanitarian help distribution spots. They just keep on blaming everyone else for their atrocities. In Kharkiv, civilians can get humanitarian help in Ukrposhta and Nova Poshta post offices. There are also Ukrzaliznytsya evacuation trains. It is russian invaders who shell Severodonetsk. Despite that, there are still active green corridors. Today, 160, excluding those on their vehicles, managed to evacuate the city.
  • russia’s at it again: in reality – it is russian invaders who destroyed 80-90% of the city. russians try to blame everyone else for what they do. That’s why they target Azov. However, Azov troopers stay to protect the city from russian invaders.
  • Mariupol is a Ukrainian city. There are armed clashes in the city, but it is not occupied.
  • the last time russian invaders shot at Kyiv was on March 18th. However, the rocket was shot down, and its remains fell on the Podil district. National Emergency Service handled the situation. They did the same on March 17th in the Darnitsa district, and March 15h after Svyatoshin district bombings.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 17:00 on March 19

  • lavrov on “rf’s special operation”: “We had no choice but to disrupt this antirussian project of the West.”
  • Nazis in Mariupol were shooting at people and throwing them our of the windows to capture the higher floors of the buildings.
  • russia proposes Ukraine to become just like belarus: have no nuclear weapons and stop threatening russia. As a safety guarantee, russia will create military bases in Ukraine.
  • Europe’s fight against all things russian is borderline racist. Except russian is not race.
  • Ukraine wants to limit access to Telegram because they are losing the information war.

And now – THE TRUTH:

  • russia started getting sanctions after declaring “lnr/dnr” independent. After russia invaded Ukraine – sanctions doubled and tightened. Neither Collective West nor Ukraine ever planned to attack russia. Meanwhile, russia tries to justify its actions by saying Ukraine was threatening russia.
  • russian invaders do everything they can to harm Mariupol residents. They go as far as to put white armlets on Mariupol residents so that UAF would think it is russian military under civilian disguise.
  • belarus is russia’s puppet state. Just recently, lukashenko stated that belarus would want to get nuclear weapons back from russia if there were nuclear weapons near belarus borders – “in Poland, Lithuania, or Ukraine.” Similar statements were made by the head of belarussian Ministry of External Affairs, vladimir makey, “we consider locating nuclear weapons in belarussia – it is one of the possible responses to NATO actions in Poland.” Now, lukashenko contradicts himself and says that belarus will never have any nuclear weapons.
  • EU sanctions, russian products boycott, foreign companies leaving russian market is not racism by any classification. It is a limitation put on a country threatening the entire world with its ruthless disregard of everything. The whole “antirussian” term is used by russian propaganda exclusively. No one was turning Ukraine into “anti-russia.” russia got the first batch of sanctions due to Crimea occupation in 2014 and starting the war in Donbas.
  • There are no Telegram access limitations in Ukraine. However, there are lots of russian propaganda and fake news channels in Telegram. We monitor them and create these reports. Because of an immense amount of russian fake news propaganda – we need to check information from russian or pro-russian as they represent the enemy.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 18:00 on March 18

  • the USA uses the war in Ukraine to advertise its weapons.
  • Azov settled in fortifications in the metallurgic factories in Mariupol and didn’t let workers cease production.
  • It is impossible to arrange evacuation corridors in Mariupol because Azov troopers might escape too.
  • Cynical lies: Ukrainians dream of killing russian children while russians want children to live long and happily.

And now – THE TRUTH:

  • the USA will give Ukraine 800 Stingers, 2000 Javelins, 1000 light armor-piercing weapons, 6000 antiarmor systems, 100 drones, 100 grenade launchers, 5000 assault rifles, 1000 handguns, 400 machineguns та 400 rifles, 20 million of various ammunition, 25000 body armors and 25000 helmets. It is not an advertisement. It is the US helping UA.
  • Azovstal factories stopped on February 25th. They were stopped according to rules and regulations. In case of bombardment, the damage would be minimal, and the operation could restart ASAP.
  • russian invaders do everything they can to disrupt evacuation operations from Mariupol and prevent humanitarian help from getting into the city. As of today, Ukraine managed to evacuate over 35 thousand Mariupol residents. The rescue works on the site of the bombed Drama Theater continue. 130 people are already saved, but more are still trapped under the rubble. Greece is ready to finance the reconstruction of the Mariupol Maternity Hospital. while Italy will provide help in reconstructing the Drama Theater.
  • russian invaders already killed 109 children and injured 130. No long and happy life for them. https://t.me/voxcheck/2098. Ukrainians don’t kill russian children.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 17:00 on March 18

  • Training air raid alarms are actually to test their technical state. There is no alarm for some objects captured by radars. People could not hide because the person in charge of turning on the alarms didn’t turn it on.
  • National Bank of Ukraine asks citizens to donate cryptocurrency to support UAF.
  • putin during his speech in luzhniki: “Crimea citizens made the right choice by establishing a hard barrier with neonazi. russia did a lot to drag Crimea out of its miserable state when it was under Ukrainian control.”
  • Ukrainian military promised to destroy Volnovakha. In the meantime, “dnr” “attempts” to “establish” “normal” “life” there.

And now – THE TRUTH:

  • Training air raid alarms are banned during wartime. The alarm is turned on when any flying objects are identified, no matter the size. The siren is under the command center control, working around the clock.
  • National Bank of Ukraine doesn’t send emails to citizens and doesn’t accept donations to crypto-wallets. There are two such fake addresses [email protected] та [email protected]
  • Crimea residents didn’t make any free choice during a faux referendum in Crimea. It was a show. russia established an oppressive regime with numerous rights violations, the destruction of freedom of speech, freedom of movement, right to work, and many other rights. russia also arranged an illegal mobilization and expanded its military presence on the peninsula.
  • Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of Donetsk State Administration: Volnovakha is destroyed. It was the first big city that russian invaders managed to capture in Donetsk Oblast. Before the 2014 war, the city had somewhere around 100 thousand residents. The battle for the city started in late February. On February 28th, UAF managed to push back russians outside the city, despite Grad and airstrikes. There was an evacuation campaign during the next two weeks. russian invaders consider taking over Volnovakha as one of the steps in capturing Mariupol, which will allow russia to create a ground corridor between Crimea and ORDLO.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 16:00 on March 17

  • There is a long-running pathogen spread via bats research program in Kharkiv. The project was backed by the US in Ukraine and Georgia in October 2019, right before the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Mariupol refugees say that UAF opened fire on evacuation corridors. Because of that, people who flee Mariupol don’t want to go through Ukraine-controlled territory. Ukrainian Government left Mariupol behind.
  • Azov Regiment bombed the Drama Theater building. Or, The Drama Theater was bombed because Azov troopers were hiding there. Or both.
  • US and EU have defaulted on their debt to russia.
  • lukashenko: if Ukraine doesn’t stop provoking belarus, Minsk will retaliate. They’ll probably unleash Boo.

And now – THE TRUTH:

  • the russia’s current idea is to “prove” that COVID-19 was developed in Ukraine in russian biolaboratories. Which is quite a flight of fantasy if you look at the facts. First, scientists from all over the world more or less agree that COVID-19 is most certainly of natural origin. Second, Ukrainian biolaboratories are under the control of the Ukrainian Ministry of Health. Their goal is to reduce the pathogen dangers and not to spread them. Some laboratories took part in identifying such viruses as SARS-CoV-2.
  • There are 350-400 thousand people under a blockade in Mariupol. As of 13.03.2022 – 2358 dead. City Administration states that the actual number might be 1,5-2 times higher because it is still unknown how many people are under ruins. 80-90% of the city is demolished. There are no buildings without damage. It is a textbook illustration of the “russian world,” “denazification,” “demilitarization” russia’s committing in Ukraine. The evacuation corridor from Mariupol to Zaporizhya is currently active. But constant fire from russian invaders make it hard to get through. russian invaders caused a humanitarian catastrophe in Mariupol because they couldn’t fight UAF. So instead, they started shelling civilians and blocking humanitarian aid. It is pathetic.
  • russian propaganda can’t decide which version of the Drama Theater bombing they like the most. Either Azov bombed it, or russians bombed it because Azov was there. That’s the same narrative they used when they bombed the Maternity House in Mariupol a couple of weeks ago. The fact of the matter is that russian invaders shell civilian infrastructure and kill innocent civilians. The russians dropped a bomb on the Drama Theater after they found out that there were lots of civilians in there. Fortunately, the shelter was strong enough to stand the strike, and by morning – people were coming out of the ruins.
  • US and EU had frozen assets of russian companies, oligarchs, and the likes. This doesn’t mean US and EU default on russia’s debts. In fact, it is russia that’s on the verge of default and economic collapse. russia had managed to pay $117 million of debt. But, according to Bloomberg, russia will have enough money to pay debts until May.
  • Ukraine is not provoking belarus. In fact, it is russia that creates one provocation after another to rile up belarussia.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 18:00 on March 16

  • Crimea was under heavy sanctions after the “referendum,” aka occupation. However, during 8 years of occupation – life was better than during 23 years as part of Independent Ukraine.
  • Ukrainian Armed Forces gave Kahovka Hydroelectric Power Plant without a fight.
  • Ukrainian Authorities fled from Volnovakha and didn’t even inform residents about evacuation.
  • There is no reason for the russian economy to default.
  • Zelenskiy is hiding in the basement near the Polish border. He was secretly transferred to meet with Czech, Slovenian and Polish representatives.

And now – THE TRUTH:

  • The so-called “referendum” has nothing to do with “free choice” russia likes to call it. The decision to hold a “referendum” was made at a meeting of the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea on February 27, 2014, while the building was captured by russian military without ID signs. Later on, putin admitted that these were the russian military. There were no journalists during a meeting, and MPs were voting under the gun barrel. It is unknown where there was a quorum for voting. russia implemented an oppressive regime in Crimea with heavy repressions against Crimean Tatars who stand against Crimea occupation. Crimean Tatar people suffer from frequent illegal searches. Leaders of their communities are exiled from the peninsula, Crimean Tatar media is closed, and their government is qualified as an “extremist organization.” russia conscripted nearly 28 thousand Crimean residents into the russian armed forces. Instead of upholding international norms, russia turned Crimea into a military base with aircraft, missiles, and ammunition prepared for further invasion. Crimea’s occupation allowed russia to strengthen its presence in the Black Sea, Azov Sea, and Kerch Strait.
  • russia occupied Kahovka HPP on February 24th. It is pointless to talk about “giving up” the location given the fact that local authorities were not prepared for the invasion that started at 5:00.
  • it is russian invaders who shell Volnovakha and don’t let residents evacuate.
  • Fitch lowered russia’s credit rating down to “С.” This means that russia’s default is imminent. Moody’s also lowered russia’s credit rating down to “C,” which is yet another proof that default is imminent. S&P Global Ratings gave russia a “CCC-” credit rating.
  • Zelenskiy had debunked claims that he was not in Kyiv on numerous occasions.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 16:00 on March 16

  • UAF supposedly lost 34672 personnel, plus 23490 injured і 13,3k missing. National Guard lost 15000. Territorial Defense lost 20 thousand and 30 thousand wounded. russian fake news media claims this is Red Cross, burial centers, and Ministry of Defense information sent directly to Zelensky.
  • Ukrainian Air Force never shot down any russian aircraft. Except for those they already shot down. But it doesn’t count, so it is fair game.
  • If not for russia’s timely reaction, UAF would’ve done scorched earth on “lnr/dnr” cities.
  • russian invaders are not going to capture any cities. But not because they can’t. The goal of the invasion is to start a negotiation between russia and Ukraine.

And now – THE TRUTH:

  • Red Cross never gave any data on UAF, National Guard, Territorial Defense losses. russian fake news media posted a lot of stuff about that, albeit with dubious and questionable sources on this side of fiction. In addition, if one of the purported sources in Ministry of Defense data is sent straight to Zelenskiy, then how is it in russian fake news media access? It is reasonable to think that these russian fake news media reports are full-on fiction or heavily manipulated hearsay.
  • Ukrainian Air Force shoots down a lot of russian planes. For example, on the night of March 1st, there was an airfight between two UAF MiG-29 and two russian Su-35C in Kyiv Oblast. russian planes went down as they should. On March 7th, UAF Air Force shot down 2 enemy planes over Kyiv.
  • Ukraine never planned an offensive on Donbas. This is russia’s casus belli. It was russia who situated 140k military across the border and threatened to invade for months. The whole narrative is a tool for russia to depict Ukraine as warmongers looking for a reason to draw blood. We’ve already covered it many times:
  • If russia is not going to occupy any Ukrainian cities, then what are they doing when they are trying to occupy Mariupol, Volnovakha, Kherson, Energodar, and other cities? Why did russian invaders attack Mykolaiv, Kharkiv, Kyiv, and other cities? russia indeed tries to facilitate negotiations, but they do it by using banned weapons and killing civilians.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 16:00 on March 15

  • On the third week of the war, Ukrainian propaganda found out that there were russians and russian-speaking populations in the Ukrainian cities. And now they are using this fact to blame russian invaders for shelling the russian population in Ukraine.
  • Victoria Nuland admitted that there are US biolaboratories in Ukraine.
  • UAF kidnapped a UN representative in Kharkiv.
  • Hungarian population of Ukraine started talking about rejoining Hungary/
  • There’s an illegal organ trade in Ukraine. The Ukrainian Government entered an agreement with local doctors to transfer the organs of the injured to Europe without their consent.
  • UAF General Staff reports that there are only 16 shot-down planes, not even 49. Because of that, The Ghost of Kyiv couldn’t shoot down 50 planes.

And now – THE TRUTH:

  • russian propaganda mixes “russian population” and “russian-speaking population” to prove their point. Ukraine never denied its existence.
  • Victoria Nuland never said that there are US laboratories in Ukraine. Her words were taken out of context. “Secret US biolaboratories in Ukraine” is yet another russian propaganda myth. There is no proof of such things in Ukraine. The USA has helped to modernize Ukrainian laboratories since 2005. The goal is to upgrade research methods to prevent infectious diseases. For example, during the COVID-19 pandemic, these labs monitored the COVID-19 disease cycle. The United States has invested over $200 million for 46 laboratories and medical institutions’ development during the cooperation period. None of them work on any chemical or biological weapons. The USA initiated a chemical weapon development prevention program while USSR was developing chemical weapons. After the USSR collapse – leftovers of this program were left in Ukraine. US chemical weapon prevention program aims at keeping these contagious materials safe and used only for scientific purposes. This program was also active in russian laboratories up until 2014.
  • UAF didn’t kidnap any UN representatives in Kharkiv. According to Counterdisinformation Center, the UN itself had denied these claims.
  • It is not the first year when russian propaganda used the narrative about the Hungarian population of Ukraine wanting to join Hungary. They do it to discredit the territorial unity of Ukraine and emphasize that there are numerous separatist movements in Ukraine. Such actions are treason according to Ukrainian legislation. The perpetrators can get jailed for life.
  • Illegal organ trade is a long-running russian propaganda narrative. This time they are using it in the context of many injured people whose organs are suitable for the illegal organ trade. However, the Ukrainian organ transplant system is highly regulated, and there is no way to get somebody’s organs without their written consent.
  • russian invaders lost 81 airplanes during the war. It is approximately a quarter of those prepared for the invasion.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 18:00 on March 14

  • It was a Ukrainian anti-air missile and not a russian bomb that exploded over Kurenivka (Kyiv). UAF anti-air missile, not russian missile, blew up the residential housings on the Lobanovskiy Prospect on February 26th.
  • Ukrainian Government had been collecting Slav biomaterials to create biological weapons. They did it with the US’ help.
  • Ukrainian provocateurs called “dnr” women to start protesting near the government building in Donetsk. And then, they opened fire on that district with Tochka U.
  • Ukrainian pro-russian activists were so scared during 8 years of “oppression” that even now, in the “liberated” cities, they are still afraid to express their political views.

And now – THE TRUTH:

  • Ukrainian Anti-Air Unit shot down a rocket over Kyiv today. Parts of the rocket had fallen on the Kurenivka district. 1 dead, 6 injured. The trolleybus with no passengers is totally demolished. On February 26th, it was russian invaders whose missile blew a hole through a residential housing complex on the Lobanovsky Prospect.
  • Ukrainian Ministry of Health, USA, and even the President already explained that Ukraine wasn’t developing any biological weapons in the biolaboratories. Even MSU researchers had stated that it is impossible to create an ethnic-centric biological weapon.
  • Ukrainian Ministry of Defense had debunked claims of UAF involvement in shelling Donetsk city center with Tochka U.
  • Ukraine had been fighting with russian propaganda and disinformation for over 8 years and counting. But it is hard to call an “oppression” when an entire pro-russian parliamentary faction is fully active. So the whole “oppression” just doesn’t make much sense.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 13:00 on March 14

  • Member of the Bundestag Sahra Wagenknecht stated that supplying Ukraine with weapons only prolongs “the crisis.”
  • 2018 measles epidemic started due to anti-russian policies. Ukraine disposed of the entire Priorix vaccine only because it was quality tested in russia. Україна утилізувала всю вакцину КПК “Пріорікс” лише тому, що її якість перевіряли у росії.
  • Ukrainians shot cluster bombs on Donetsk with Tochka U.
  • UAF sabotaged the Avdiyivka coke fuel plant and didn’t let anyone deal with the fire.

And now – THE TRUTH:

  • Sahra Wagenknecht is known for her pro-russian position regarding the russian invasion. She already called the russian invasion in Donbas a “civil war” led by “neo-nazis”. She also pushes the russian propaganda narrative of “fratricidal war”. In addition, she refuses to recognize the russian military presence in Donbas despite the opposite proof from OSCE, international investigators, testimonies of the russian military. She and several other members of the Die Linke party are included in the Peacekeeper database due to their attempts to legalize Crimea occupation and “lnr/dnr”.
  • First, Ukraine uses the Belgian Priorix vaccine against measles. Second, the measles epidemic is the result of anti-vax fake news hysteria and not some anti-russian policies.
  • It is russia who shoots Donetsk with Tochka U, not UAF. Also, Tochka U is not compatible with cluster bomb munition. Furthermore, cluster bombs are banned by international laws. But it doesn’t stop russia from using them.
  • Coke fuel plant in Avdiyivka was shelled with russian Grads. In addition, they damaged the gas pipeline, nearby school, and residential housings. Information on civilian casualties is currently being clarified.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 15:00 on March 13

  • Prime Minister of Israel Naftali Bennett “advised” Zelenskiy to agree to russia’s demands and surrender. Allegedly, Zelenskiy said that “he heard him.”
  • UAF kills civilians in Popasna.
  • UAF opened fire on all humanitarian corridors on March 12th. They did that from russian positions, dressed like russians and firing from russian weapons.
  • Ukrainian nazi are burgling and killing civilians in Mariupol. They also use civilians as human shields.

And now – THE TRUTH:

  • Mykhailo Podolyak: “Israel, just like any other country-mediator, definitely doesn’t recommend Ukraine to agree on any russia’s conditions. It is impossible from military and political standpoints. On the contrary, Israel asks russia to look at things more realistically”.
  • Unlike russian invaders, UAF actually tries to save civilians at all cost, while russians shoot civilians on sight. Today, russian invaders shelled Popasna with phosphorous bombs banned by Geneva Convention. Yesterday, we did a piece about paragraphs of the Geneva Convention broken by russia.
  • 13 thousand people were evacuated through humanitarian corridors on March 13th. At the same time, evacuations from Zaporizhya, Energodar, Vorzel, Irpin, and Kozarovychi were made impossible due to russian invaders opening fire on humanitarian corridors.
  • As of now, 1582 civilians died due to the Mariupol blockade.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 19:00 on March 12

  • There were reports of fires in the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone woods.
  • the USA admits that Ukraine is an unviable state.
  • Provocation: russia may be preparing a mock referendum in Kherson to declare the so-called “kherson’s people republic.”
  • Western partners “abandoned” Ukraine: Spain provided навчальні муляжі for Instalaza C-90 and Alcotаn-100 grenade launchers.

And now – THE TRUTH:

  • No government official, including the National Emergency Service of Ukraine, had reported on the forest fires in the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone. Ukraine’s Head of Intelligence already warned about russia attempting a provocation in the Chornobyl NPP Exclusion Zone. There are two possible scenarios: one of the features starts fires in the irradiated forests, the other involves shelling radioactive waste storage. They plan to blame Ukraine for doing that.
  • None of Ukrainian US partners ever stated that Ukraine is an “unviable state.” Quite the opposite, today, President Joe Biden signed a decree allocating $200 million to Ukraine for military needs.
  • russian invaders are preparing a mock referendum in Kherson. To do that, they call Kherson Oblast Council MPs and try to coerce them into collaboration. Meanwhile, Kherson residents come out to protest russian occupation every day.
  • russian propaganda tries playing mind games with Kherson residents by perpetuating such fake narratives as: “Kherson was abandoned,” “Ukraine doesn’t need Kherson,” “Ukraine left Kherson without means for existence” and so on and so forth.
  • Once again – there were no such reports. Spain plans to provide Ukraine with at least 1370 anti-tank grenade launchers and 700 thousand units of ammunition for assault rifles and machine guns.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 12:00 on March 12

  • russia’s new take on biolaboratories: the US conducted inhumane biological experiments on Ukrainians. It was essentially something similar to the MK Ultra Monarch program, which was based on the nazi human experimentation program. The proof – the growing number of alcohol- and drug-addicted people in russia-occupied Donbas.
  • Iron dome over russia is the West’s goal. Because of that, YouTube blocks russian fake news media, while Instagram marks them as russian fake news media.
  • Zuckerberg – XXI century hitler, because Meta approves violent messages regarding russians and belarussians.
  • russian invaders share their rations with civilians in Chernihiv oblast.
  • Zelenskiy is lying about sending humanitarian convoys to Mariupol because residents haven’t got any humanitarian help. And it is not because russian invaders keep on shelling the city so that no humanitarian aid can get through.

And now – THE TRUTH:

  • As we have already repeated time and time – all those russian biolaboratory, biological-chemical-nuclear weapon-related news are nothing more than baseless claims and fantasies. The threat is that when russia accuses Ukraine of something, it probably means they are going to try it out themselves.
  • Western countries implement sanctions against russia due to their invasion of Ukraine. However, russia voluntarily imposes a lot of limitations on itself. It is roskomnadzor who limited access to Facebook and Twitter and not the other way, Instagram closes on March 14th. The decision will cut over 80 million users from the platform.
  • Meta allows violent messages regarding russians and belarussians on Facebook and Instagram in the russo-Ukrainian War context. In its comment, the company, explained that this is only allowed for Ukrainian users. In addition, this permit allows people to use words for self-defense in times of war.
  • Today, russian invaders destroyed Hotel “Ukraine” in Chernihiv. In addition, russian invaders keep on bombing civilian infrastructure with artillery and airstrikes. Chernihiv is left without electricity, gas, water, and heating this morning. City services are repairing the infrastructure to restore the supply.
  • The humanitarian corridors to and from Mariupol are currently active. However, russian invaders open fire on the convoys and don’t let civilians get out of the city or supplies to arrive in the city.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 19:00 on March 11

  • Nationalists blew up the Institute of Physics and Technology in Kharkiv to hide proof of nuclear weapon research.
  • 30 biolaboratory network was working on expanding the pathogen features of infectious diseases.
  • NATO turned the civil conflict into a full-blown war of the West against russia.
  • USA and EU started to rehabilitate fascism.

And now – THE TRUTH:

  • The whole “rehabilitating fascism” thing is yet another russia’s attempt to justify its invasion. None of the Ukrainian Officials ever expressed allegiance to fascist ideology. Like any other country, there are far-right radicals in Ukraine, but they are marginal at best and don’t have much influence in Ukrainian politics or society. Propaganda of intolerance, and propaganda of nazism is banned in Ukraine.
  • There was never a civil conflict in Ukraine. russia attacked Ukraine in 2014 and occupied parts of Donbas and Crimea. Then, on February 24th, they started a full-on invasion in Ukraine.
  • Ukraine’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Ministry of Health state that there are no such laboratories in Ukraine, and the whole narrative is disinformation. Ken Psaki already called russia’s claims “pointless”. In addition, russia’s claim about an “ethnic-centric biological weapon” is impossible to make. Most of pathogens and bacteria in Ukrainian laboratories are actually common microorganisms.
  • On March 10th, russian invaders shelled the Institute of Physics and Technology in Kharkiv.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 16:00 on March 11

  • Events in Ukraine – is the third Maidan. Ukraine was going to attack belarussia is not for the russian invasion.
  • Concentration camps were “found” on the “lnr” “territories” “liberated” from “Ukrainian nazi.”
  • UAF uses cluster bombs.
  • Ukraine in the EU is just Ukrainian propaganda fake news.

And now – THE TRUTH:

  • Do you need yet another explanation that what is going on now is russian invasion and not “maidan” or “special operation”?
  • Ukrainians never organized any concentration camps in “lnr/dnr”. russians did that. During 8 years of war in Donbas – there was an infamous “Isolation” concentration camp. In 2014 Secret Service of Ukraine had published a concentration camp map of Donbas.
  • russian invaders use cluster bombs. National Emergency Service found such left by russian invaders in Mykolaiv Oblast.
  • European Council made a statement condemning Russia’s war against Ukraine at the informal European Council summit in Versailles. They also made statements about increasing the sanctions against russia and commented on Ukraine’s possible joining the EU. The EU recognized the prospect of Ukraine’s membership in the EU.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 16:00 on March 10

  • US biolaboratories in Ukraine research coronavirus and other infectious diseases spread on specific nations (russians in particular). According to russian propaganda, the dangerous pathogen and bacteria transmission were to occur through bats and birds.
  • Ukrainian bomb disposal experts could not disable the FAB-250 bomb with their bare hands.
  • lavrov: Ukraine was stealing russian gas.
  • lavrov part Deux: there was an extremist Azov battalion in the maternity hospital, not pregnant women.
  • Ukrainian nationalists killed 14 thousand pro-russian Donbas residents during 8 years of war.

And now – THE TRUTH:

  • if you follow russian fake news media, it seems like russia is going to blame Ukraine for creating and spreading COVID-19. The whole “expose” russia is trying to pull off about biolaboratories in Ukraine is actually open-source data. The goal of these biolabs is to reduce the threat of infectious diseases. According to the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, all Ukrainian laboratories have one general function – indicate and identify causes for infectious diseases with epidemic potential or international notoriety according to international medical regulations.
  • National Emergency Service of Ukraine actually managed to defuse a FAB-250 bomb. There is video proof of that on their official channel. Overall, just during March 9 Загалом впродовж 9 березня ДСНС виконали 22 заявки з Чернігова щодо розмінування. Тим часом росія обстрілює житлові райони міст України зокрема із забороненої зброї.
  • Ukraine stopped buying russian gas in November 2015 and never stole any russian gas. First of all, it is technically challenging to pull that off, given the fact that Gas Transfer System Operators monitor the gas transfer and its quantity. Second, since 2015 Ukraine has bought gas from European countries owned by European countries. It can be of any origins because, unlike russia, European countries use gas as a political pressure tool.
  • As for Mariupol, lavrov recites russian propaganda narrative. The maternity hospital wasn’t empty: we knew that the attack resulted in 17 injured by evening. In the morning, we found out that 3 people had died, including 1 child. the whole lavrov statement means that russian invaders intentionally opened fire on the maternity hospital. lavrov also cynically called photos of injured women in labor “manipulative” because they don’t show “the other side.” .
  • During 8 years of war, 14 thousand people have died. But, not all of them were civilians, and they wouldn’t die if russia hadn’t attacked Ukraine. According to a UN report: during the period 14.04.2014 to 31.12.2022, 14,2-14,4 thousand people have died during a war in Donbas. Only 3,4 thousand of them are civilians, including 152 children. 81,4% civilians died on “lnr/dnr” territory, 16,3% on Ukraine-controlled territory, 2,3% on the separation line.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 17:00 on March 9

  • UAF uses civilians as human shields because NATO said so.
  • According to russian propaganda, it is dangerous not only to express your own opinion in Ukraine but also to remain silent instead of approving the “nazi regime.”
  • UAF lacks personnel.
  • russia didn’t damage the Chornobyl NPP power supply. What really “happened” is that the Solar Chernobyl solar power station was temporarily turned off, and there is no real threat for Chornobyl NPP. Aside from the situation spiraling out of control.
  • Ukraine disallows foreign students to evacuate.

And now – THE TRUTH:

  • UAF, unlike russian invaders, don’t use civilians as human shields. UAF protects civilians at all costs instead. It is russia who shells and bombs civilians, civilian infrastructure, and even humanitarian corridors. For example, today, russian invaders disrupted evacuation from Bucha and blocked 50 buses with civilians.
  • There is no freedom of speech limitations in Ukraine. On the contrary, the Ukrainian Constitution bans censorship, and enforcing it is a crime. Meanwhile, in russia, there is no freedom of speech, and just recently, russian authorities blocked access to Facebook and Twitter.
  • Mobilization in Ukraine takes place based on a Presidential Decree. People with military experience are first in line for mobilization. Mobilization has taken place all over Ukraine for 90 days since the decree. Meanwhile, in russia, hidden mobilization is used to compensate for immense casualties.
  • Due to russian invaders’ thoughtless actions, Chornobyl NPP’s power supply is down. Currently, Chornobyl NPP is on diesel-generators which will last for 48 hours. If the power supply is not restored in 48 hours, the cooling system for the spent nuclear fuel facility will turn off, and this will lead to a radiation leak.
  • 2046 foreign students from 27 countries are stuck in Sumy, Chernihiv, Mariupol, Kherson – all due to russian invaders disrupting evacuation.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 12:00 on March 9

  • everpresent ilya kiva: since 2014, all hirings in the Ukrainian Government went through US Embassy. Nazism was a dominant ideology in education. Meanwhile, yuriy boyko, according to kiva, is actually a British spy who destroys the meaning of the OPZzH party.
  • According to “dnr” representatives, Ukraine plans to disrupt humanitarian corridors in Volnovakha and Mariupol.
  • Ukraine is responsible for the destruction of civilian residential housings. Civilians will soon suffer from hunger and cold.
  • russia limits the use of Facebook and Twitter due to enemy propaganda and fake news.
  • Azov planted bombs in a nuclear reactor in Kharkiv and demanded russian troops to leave.
  • Ukraine is not going to open humanitarian corridors to russia because they also didn’t want to follow Minsk Accords.

And now – THE TRUTH:

  • OPZzH MP’s are world-class bullshitters who lead every lying politician index. They repeat kremlin narratives. Here’s the video breakdown of their blatant lies.
  • Ukraine and russia had agreed upon a ceasefire on March 9th from 9:00 to 21:00 to arrange an evacuation from Mariupol to Zaporizhya and from Volnovakha to Pokrovsk. However, these plans were disrupted by russian invaders opening fire on humanitarian corridors just because they could.
  • Kharkiv, Irpin, Bucha, Hostomel – cities destroyed by russian invaders. Photos of these cities are worth a thousand words. They show what russian invaders mean by “demilitarization” and “denazification,” they what they call “peace.”
  • It is russia who put an iron curtain on its citizen. russia is at the 150th spot out of 180 on World Press Freedom Index. Ukraine is in the 97th spot.
  • russian invaders fired Grads on National Research Center “Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology”, which contains where the neutron source research facility is located, in the core of which 37 nuclear fuel cells are loaded. In addition, russian invaders hold hostages in Zaporizhya NPP and Chornobyl NPP. In the latter case, invaders also slowly die of radiation poisoning.
  • russia kept ignoring most of the Minsk Accords for 8 years. That was why the situation on Donbas was left unresolved and kept getting worse as time went by. Ukraine tried to maintain the security part of the Minsk Accords, while russia kept disregarding it. Simultaneously, the political part of the Minsk Accords directly contradicted Ukrainian interests.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 16:00 on March 8

  • UAF opened fire on the humanitarian corridor in Sumy Oblast.
  • Azov battalion disrupted Mariupol evacuation.
  • natalia poklonska, together with rosgvardia, brought humanitarian help from russia to Kherson. Meanwhile, the russian emergency service brought in 430 tons of humanitarian aid to Donbas. The russian military also provides humanitarian help in Chernihiv oblast.
  • roskosmos general director dmitriy rogozin called the nationalization of the peoples of Ukraine, the ban on the use of the native russian language and russian culture, the physical destruction and genocide of all those who opposed Bandera a manifestation of Nazism in Ukraine.
  • If UAF destroys “lnr/dnr” cities, then there is no doubt who actually shot down MH-17.
  • Due to Collective West providing fighter jets for Ukraine, there will be more civilian casualties.
  • “External control”: NATO controls the conflict in Ukraine.

And now – THE TRUTH:

  • At 13:00, russian invaders opened fire on the evacuation corridor from Sumy to Poltava. As of 16:00, the movement was restored. Corridor will remain open until 21:00.
  • russian invaders keep 300000 hostages and prevent civilian evacuation despite Red Cross participation. UAF cleaned the road over the agreed direction of the evacuation corridor. However, russian invaders opened fire, and the whole evacuation attempt fell apart.
  • russia smuggles weapons and fuel under the guise of humanitarian help. Just like when they did the same with humanitarian convoys to Donbas.
  • There was never a russian language ban in Ukraine. The implementation of the language law emphasized the use of state language while limiting the use of russian on tv, radio, books, education. Casual use of russian was never under any limitations. Interestingly, russian propaganda never gives any examples of what they call “physical extermination” of those “against Bandera.” The lack of facts means these are baseless claims.
  • Numerous investigations concluded that Malaysian Boeing MH-17 was shot down by a rocket from Buk missile system owned by the 53rd missile brigade stationed near Kursk, russia. It was sent to Donbas just before the tragedy and was based on the occupied territory. After completing its tasks, it returned to russia.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 15:00 on March 7

  • Ukrainians present their own demolished equipment as russian.
  • UAF breaks Geneva Convention norms regarding the protection of civilians during wartime.
  • russian invaders’ offensive of Z and V armies in Chornobyl NPP and Zaporizhya NPP is allegedly due to a threat of nuclear weapon development on the Nuclear Plants.
  • Civialian evacuation will be monitored by drones so that UAF wouldn’t disrupt it.
  • Specific forms and senses in Joe Biden’s speech confirm that putin’s words are honest and correct.

And now – THE TRUTH:

  • As of 07.03, UAF had destroyed: over 11000 enemy personnel, 290 tanks, 999 armored vehicles, 117 artillery systems, 46 planes, 68 helicopters, 3 ships, and boats.
  • It is russian invaders who open fire on civilians. From 24.02 4:00 to 0:00 5.03 Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has confirmed 1123 instances of civilian death or injury: 364 dead and 707 injured.
  • Energrodar and nearby settlements are on the verge of humanitarian catastrophe due to russian invaders’ actions. That’s their current plan. russian invaders force Zaporizhya NPP management to approve all their decisions with invaders. There were 500 occupants on Zaporizhya NPP, while Chornobyl NPP got 1000 occupants.
  • It is russian invaders disrupt civilian evacuation in Bucha, Irpin, Volnovakha, Mariupol, Energodar, and other cities.
  • putin lies pretty much every minute. The proof.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 13:00 on March 7

  • occupants fight for Kharkiv until the end because it is alleged that there was a nuclear weapon development facility.
  • russian and pro-russian telegram channels criticize Iryna Vereschuk’s
    decision to turn down russian offers to organize humanitarian convoys to evacuate Ukrainians to russia and belarussia. Meanwhile, UAF continues to open fire on humanitarian corridors in Mariupol.
  • moscow is dissatisfied with Germany’s decision to send weapons to Ukraine. The reason: those weapons might get in the hands of marauders and terrorists.
  • russian invaders threaten the civilians: those who are not happy to see invaders will have the same fate as every other “nazi.” Liberation, eh?
  • Ukrainian Authorities asking civilians to come out for peaceful protests is actually to use them as human shields for the Ukrainian military.

And now – THE TRUTH!

  • 209 killed in Kharkiv Oblast, including 133 civilians. Reminder: nuclear weapons in Ukraine are russian fantasies. Ukraine follows its commitments to international agreements and does not develop any nuclear weapon, nor does it have the capacity to do so.
  • it is russia disrupts humanitarian corridors by opening fire on civilians trying to evacuate. Arranging humanitarian corridors to russia and belarussia while these countries attack Ukraine – is unacceptable.
  • On February 26th, Germany decided to provide Ukraine with 1000 anti-tank weapons and 500 Stinger rockets.
  • Civialians going at peaceful protests against occupations are doing it voluntarily. Such protests currently occur in Starobilsk (Luhansk Oblast), in Melitopol, in Kherson. Yesterday, Crimea Tatar-led anti-occupation protest took place in Chongar (Kherson Oblast). At the same time, russian invaders opened fire on protesters in Nova Kahovka. There are dead and injured.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 16:00 on March 6

  • russian invaders sent their humanitarian help to Luhansk Oblast
  • Azov Battalion asks Mariupol residents to stay in shelters and don’t evacuate. This means UAF intentionally disrupts civilian evacuation.
  • Samsung supports the «Z» army in its fight against fascism in Ukraine.
  • pushing: Ukrainian military were planning to attack Crimea and Donbas in summer 2022Українські військові планували атакувати Крим і Донбас навесні 2022-го.
  • USA sent 15 biolaboratories to Ukraine to prepare new bacteria to poison everything around.

And now – THE TRUTH

  • Evacuation vehicles were unable to move out of Mariupol as russian invaders kept shelling the city.
  • Samsung Electronics stopped selling their products in russia.
  • On February 21st, russia made a spectacle out of recognizing “lnr/dnr”: the security council meeting was pre-recorded, as were numerous videos of the so-called leaders of the so-called republics. All this points out that it was russia who created a casus belli for themselves to start a full-scale invasion.
  • this is not the first time russian attempted to launch a disinformation campaign about US biolaboratories. Interestingly, the very same lies were repeated by MPs from OPZZh. US Embassy in Ukraine has already debunked these claims. In addition, the Secret Service of Ukraine denied the existence of such “foreign” laboratories and pointed out that Ukrainian laboratories get financing from the state budget and are directly subordinate under Ministry of Health.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 13:00 on March 6

  • Kyiv plans to create a “dirty” bomb in Chornobyl.
  • Ukrainian nazis threaten Melitopol residents who take humanitarian help from russian invaders.
  • Territorial Defense Forces of Kherson were preparing a terrorist act during a peaceful protest.
  • Ukrainian Authorities declined to guarantee a ceasefire in Mariupol and Volnovakha.

And now – THE TRUTH

  • Ukraine has signed the Budapest Memorandum with the UK, the USA, and russia. The latter does not honor the agreement. According to the Budapest Memorandum, Ukraine renounced nuclear weapons. In return, USA, UK, and russia promised not to infringe on Ukraine’s sovereignty. However, the agreement does not specify how to implement these security guarantees. Ukraine abandoning the Budapest Memorandum doesn’t mean Ukraine can restore its nuclear arsenal as the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (which Ukraine had signed in 1994) prohibits such actions. Violating the Treaty means extensive economic and political sanctions (just like what happened to Iran).
  • It was russian invaders who opened fire on peaceful Ukrainian protests.
  • Kherson and Kherson Oblast residents come out on peaceful protests with Ukrainian flags against russian invaders.
  • russian invaders occupy Mariupol and Volnovakha while civilians wait for humanitarian corridors. Humanitarian help from Dnipro and Zaporizhya is going to Mariupol.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 19:00 on March 5

  • Ukrainian occupational forces spent 8 years marauding and terrorizing the local population of parts of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblast.
  • Kyiv declines to arrange humanitarian corridors in Kharkiv, Sumy, and Energodar.
  • UAF in Bucha fires from residential housings.
  • Due to Ukraine’s interference, only 3 families managed to evacuate from Mariupol. And they were fired upon by UAF. Ukrainian Authorities didn’t bother to warn anyone about the humanitarian corridor.
  • kadyrov: Zelenskiy must give the power to the legitimate president – yanukovych, who betrayed his country, fled its people, and stopped being relevant as soon as russia took over Crimea.


  • Ukrainian Armed Forces in Luhansk and Donetsk protected the territories under Ukrainian control. All this time, Ukraine had numerous support programs for Eastern Oblast residents and displaced people.
  • russian invaders are the reason why humanitarian corridors are impossible. They keep on firing all the time. Today’s attempt to evacuate Mariupol and Volnovakha fell apart because of that.
  • The most dangerous directions in Kyiv Oblast are Zhytomyr highway, Bucha, Irpin, Hostomel, Makarov, and the northern Vyshgorod area. russian invaders continue to shell residential housings and civilian infrastructure. The entire Kyiv Oblast is under a threat of air raids. In addition, there are still recon groups to deal with.
  • russian invaders ignore international humanitarian organizations’ appeals (Red Cross and the likes) to arrange a ceasefire and let evacuate civilians.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 14:00 on March 5

  • “Ukrainian-nazi junta” blows up its own railroads and disrupts evacuation of their own citizens so that they can use them as “human shields.”
  • in the meantime, “dnr” claims that “Ukrainian militants” prevent civilian evacuation in Mariupol. According to russian fake news media, Ukrainian Armed Forces also prevent civilian evacuation.
  • Zelenskiy was several times transferred from Lviv to the NATO base in Poland.
  • russian army does not apply scorched earth tactics at all. It just looks like that, but it is definitely not.
  • illya kiva: “Zelenskiy had lost his connection to reality. All of his western partners had turned their backs on him.”

and now – THE TRUTH

  • russian invaders blew up the railroads in Kyiv Oblast.
  • Evacuations in Mariupol and Volnovakha fell apart because the russian military resumed fire.
  • On March 4th, Zelenskiy confirmed in his video address that he is in Kyiv.
  • On March 5th, UAF shot an enemy plane that had 3 FAB-500 bombs. russian occupants bombed local CHP in Okhtyrka (Sumska Oblast). Shelling of one of Fastiv region villages caused a fire in 8 houses.
  • 141 countries support a UN General Assembly “Aggression against Ukraine”. According to Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 38 countries had closed their airspace for russian planes.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 18:00 on March 4

  • Zelenskiy has been long evacuated from Kyiv. He’s probably not even in Lviv. He’s in Poland. Meanwhile, there are reports that Olena Zelenska was seen on French beaches.
  • the USA and The Collective West want to cancel sanctions against russia. Someone’s off their meds.
  • pro-russian traitor azarov: NATO planned to base 4 military brigades in Ukraine. Air Brigade was even nuclear-capable. By the end of 2022, NATO planned to provoke a conflict with russia with nuclear weapons. Meanwhile, russians straight up shell Nuclear Power Plant in Zaporizhya.
  • Chernihiv City Authorities keep the population in nazi occupation.
  • russian military, unlike UAF, provides food and medicine to the occupied territories. It is probably all vodka.
  • UAF plunder Volnovakha stores and run over city residents. Upon retreat, they also fired rockets into civilian infrastructure.
  • Kharkiv is under marauder and nazi battalion rule. Whatever that means.
  • Ukrainian propaganda supposedly spreads fake news about Youtube, Google, and Facebook, stopping its operation in russia.

And now – THE TRUTH

  • Reports about President Zelenskiy’s evacuation are a part of the demoralization campaign of russian propaganda.
  • sanctions against russia are intact and grow stronger with each passing day. Even Switzerland, which was neutral until very recently, had implemented sanctions against russia: export ban for certain oil products and various space- air-related products and tech; restrictions on securities trading, issuing loans or accepting deposits; freezing putin’s cronies assets.
  • NATO never provoked any conflicts against other countries. The russian invasion goes on for 9 days – it is all russian doing. Just remember how putin used pre-recorded security council meeting to declare a war.
  • russian invader shell Chernihiv with Grads and Uragans. The russian military keeps on shelling residential housings and civilian infrastructure.
  • It is russian invaders who attack Volnovakha. Just today, Ukrainian Anti-air units shot down an enemy SU-25 fighter jet.  And then UAF shot down russian bomber SU-34, which was followed by Mi-8 helicopter to retrieve a pilot, so UAF shot it down too.
  • russian invaders shell Kharkiv all the time. The city needs green corridors to receive humanitarian help, yet russian block such efforts with their relentless shelling.
  • No one in Ukraine says that YouTube, Google, or Facebook stopped working in russia. russian propaganda channels get blocked left, right and center because of their shameless lies. YouTube blocked a lot of russian propaganda channels: Channel One, rossiya 24 and rossiya 1, TASS, RIA Novosti, RBC, Zvezda TV Channel, among others. Meanwhile, Alphabet (Google’s mother company) banned YouTube monetization for RT propaganda media  At the same time, it is russia that blocks Facebook for its citizens. It is easy to lose the train of thought when you lie that much.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 22:00 on March 3

  • Several Territorial Community websites were hacked. russian invaders put on a fake president address announcing capitulation. In addition, the russia can go as far as creating a deepfake video with the president announcing surrender.
  • russia is ready to provide humanitarian help to Kherson, Sumska, and Kharkivska Oblasts. Meanwhile, Ukrainians block “green” and humanitarian corridors and keep city residents “occupied.”
  • “neo-nazis” opened fire on Chinese students trying to flee Kharkiv.
  • UAF set landmines in Kyiv and Kharkiv

And now – it is time for THE TRUTH

  • Counterdisinformation Center warns: any capitulation announcements are fake. They are nothing more than yet another provocation attempt from russian invaders. Here’s how you can distinguish deep fakes from real videos:
    – the plausibility of content: the enemy will try to show us something relatively easy to believe from a person we trust the most.
    – sound: the voice can differ a lot. Finding a voice actor with a 100% match is almost impossible. Voice synthesizers also lack the natural texture of the voice. This aspect alone makes the production of such video an exercise in futility;
    – the quality of the face mask: deepfake video can’t do swift movements and textured faces (wrinkles, stubble, beard, deepfake can’t handle eye movement well);
    – if you look at the video frame by frame – you can see deep fake artifacts in head movement and facial expressions. Here’s an excellent tool to do that – InVid
  • «green corridor» is yet another tactical instrument of russian invaders. They kidnap people under the pretense of “saving” them, “evacuating” them to the “safe place.” russian invaders did this in Irpin, Kharkiv, Mariupol, and other cities even though there was no blockage. russian invaders used this method for the first time in Ilovaisk, and it was a big tragedy. Now, russian invaders are trying to do “evacuation” to present themselves as peacekeepers (who shell civilian residential housings nevertheless)

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 19:00 on March 3

  • Human rights of people living in the Donbas region weren’t UN’s concern for 8 years.
  • Alternate reality: Ukrainian prisoners of war allegedly confessed to russian invaders that they were not warned about russian “special operation.” In addition, Ukrainian Armed Forces allegedly use children for provocations, while Territorial Defense Force uses ambulance cars as a cover.
  • Fake: Zelenskiy is allegedly captured near Volnovakha while hiding in the bushes.
  • Cynicism: russia’s minister of foreign affairs sergey lavrov claims that russian military use only high-precision weapons and attack only military structures, and they never fire on army barracks
  •  russian fake news media show Zaporizhya while talking about Kharkiv, they said: “everything is fine in Kharkiv, we don’t bomb anyone.”

And now – THE TRUTH:

  • UN has handled Donbas’ humanitarian issues since 2014.
  • russian propaganda distorts all facts: the russian military had no idea where they were going, the russian military organize “evacuations” to use civilians as human shields, the russian military hijack police and ambulance cars to break into the cities.
  • following russian invaders’ logic: they caught Zelenskiy arounв 10 in the morning (when these “news” started to “surface”), then how he was addressing Ukrainians throughout the day with up-to-date information?
  • According to lavrov logic, shelling hospitals in Zaporizhya Oblast or destroying regional hospital in Chernihiv, shelling kindergartens and residential housings in Kharkiv, firing into Energodar schools, Kyiv TV Tower and Babyn Yar and a couple of hundred more examples – does it looks like they’re firing at “military structures with high-precision weapons”?

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 22:00 on March 2

  • Manipulation: anti-russian sanctions can also harm Ukraine because Ukraine buys russian gas from the EU.
  • Predictable fake news: Zelenskiy is ready to give up Crimea and “lnr\dnr” within the border on 24.02.2022.
  • Demoralization: more and more Ukrainian military surrender their weapon or run away.
  • Alternate reality: російським військовим потрібен мир, а нашим – лише бліцкриг.
  • Cynicism: Ukrainian Armed Forces place their equipment near residential housings.
  • Lies Lies Lies: Horlivka is under dnr/russia control.

And now – THE TRUTH:

  • Ukraine doesn’t buy russian gas since November 2015. Since then, Ukraine has bought gas from EU countries, and since the EU owns it, its origin doesn’t really matter.
  • Hybrid War: All sorts of announcements about capitulation or renunciation of our territorial integrity are russian FAKES that Ukrainian Authorities predicted and warned about. Deepfake videos seem to be russian propaganda’s new toy. Ukrainian authorities report that russian invaders are trying to produce a deepfake of Zelenskiy declaring surrender.
  • russian invaders don’t need peace, and it was putin who planned blitzkrieg, and he failed miserably. According to various estimates, russians planned to take over Ukraine in 3-15 days. Overestimation of their capacity is a russian trademark feature.
  • Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Olexiy Danilov confirms that Horlivka is under Ukrainian Armed Forces’ control.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 19:00 on March 2

  • Fake: Korban and Filatov plan to blame russians by collecting bodies in local morgues and dropping them on the streets of “dnepropetrovsk” (Dnipro, you dummies), Kryviy Rig and Novomoscovsk.
  • Destabilization: clashes in Kyiv are nothing more than armed confrontations between Territorial Defence Forces and Ukrainian Armed Forces.
  • Extortion: unknowns seem to collect money to support the Kherson bakery plant.
  • Possible provocation: Rivno Territorial Defense will mine Rivno Nuclear Power Plant. Meanwhile, russia wants to take over Zaporizhya NPP to save it from UAF provocations.
  • russia’s ministry of defense: russian military allegedly managed to negotiate with the Kherson elite to get the city’s life back to normal.
  • Manipulation: Lots of Ukrainians are trying to leave the country with Hungarian passports.
  • Alternate Reality: All world countries are trying to destroy Zelenskiy. And he knows that only russia can “save” him. Yeah, sure.
  • Warped reality: UAF and Aidar battalion took the entire population of Mariupol hostage.
  • Demoralization attempt: Berdyansk Residents thank occupants for “saving” them. It’s a hard case of apophenia.

And now – THE TRUTH:

  • it is russia who genocides Ukrainian People. 2000 dead during 7 days of the war, discounting military. National Emergency Service neutralized 400 fires evacuated over 500 people. Pyrotechnicians neutralized 416 explosive devices.
  • The Battle of Kyiv Rages On! The enemy shelled Bila Tserkva on the night of Marth 2nd. There were armed clashes in Bucha and Hostomel.  Later in the day, Ukrainian Armed Forces had liberated Makariv (Kyiv Oblast) and established their outpost.
  • Kherson State Administration debunks fake news about donations for bakery plant.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 23:00 on March 1

  • Demoralization: There is no captured russian military equipment. Only abandoned, damaged, or broken.
  • Pseudo fact-checking extravaganza: photos of the Kyiv TV Tower bombings victims are fake because bodies can get to such a state only after 4-6 hours.
  • Alternate reality: it is dangerous in Ukrainian cities and on the roads because there are many armed people, and authorities ask people to use Molotov cocktails actively.
  • Scare tactics: russian invaders plan to destroy everything except for Western regions of Ukraine.

And now – it is time for THE TRUTH

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces and even civilians managed to capture A LOT of russian military equipment. National Agency on Corruption Prevention states that you don’t need to declare captured russian tanks because it doesn’t exceed 100 subsistence minimums (248 100 UAH).
  • when russians do “fack-checking,”… they only distort the truth further. People really died because of the bombing of the Kyiv TV Tower. The video shows that it happened near the TV Tower at Babyn Yar due to a rocket attack.
  • Territorial defense protects civilians. It is russian invaders who harm them. At the same time, Territorial Defense Forces need your help. The Head of Sumy State Administration states that Territorial Defense Forces protects 1,1 million Sumy oblast residents.
  • In the meantime, Odesa mayor Gennady Trukhanov and Head of the Military Civil administration Sergiy Grynevetskiy are actively sabotaging Odesa Territorial Defense Forces. Babel journalists got the document addressed to heads of territorial communities – it says that people who join TDF have to mobilize into UAF.
  • The Battle for Ukraine Rages on! The enemy is unable to capture any big city. Not for the lack of trying, but Ukrainian Armed Forces make them regret every moment of their invasion.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 18:00 on March 1

  • Nope: Kyiv TV Tower is destroyed.
  • Lies: Kharkiv State Administration was shelled with Ukrainian “Smerch” and “Vilha.”
  • pushilin: Ukraine attacks russia with Tochka U armed with phosphorous warheads.
  • Fake news: Zaporizhya Nuclear Station is under russian control.
  • Demoralization attempt: UAF soldiers desert and switch sides to join russian forces.
  • Dangerous provocation: russian army + “people’s militia of dnr” “create” safe passages for Mariupol residents.
  • Confession: russian invaders don’t care about Ukrainian civilians, even though russian propaganda claims the opposite.

And now – THE TRUTH

  • Kyiv TV Tower still stands, although damaged. The TV broadcast was interrupted for some time, but the transmission was restored. Suspilne platforms work without disruption.
  • russian invaders plan to destroy Sofia Kyivska. it seems like they’ve found a military base there.
  • Tochka U rockets don’t have phosphorus. In addition, Ukraine doesn’t have weapons that contain phosphorus. Also, using phosphorus on the battlefield is banned by UN.
  • Ukrainian Nuclear Power Stations work as usual. Zaporizhzhya NPP is under Ukrainian control.
  • russian “safe passages” or “evacuation” are actually kidnapping. They use civilians as human shields for their atrocities. It is a cold, cynical lie. russian invaders kill Ukrainians in cold blood, and they destroy civilian infrastructure claiming that it was all “military.” Right now, Mariupol is under the barrages of russian artillery.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 16:00 on March 1

  • Betrayal: Head of Mykhailivska United Territorial Community (Zaporizhska Oblast) – Volodymyr Rykun of OPZG agreed to collaborate with occupants.
  • Provocation: Ukrainian Government and President Zelenskiy are preparing to surrender the country.
  • Cyberthreat: some chatbots ask people to photograph their faces, leave their personal data and tell about property damage and details about the enemy activity.
  • Warped reality: Schastya residents saw how Ukrainian nazis raped, burgled the city, and buried people alive.

And now – THE TRUTH

  • Those who collaborate with the enemy are guilty of treason. Residents of the occupied cities are living in danger.
  • Secret Service of Ukraine warning: to convince everyone that Ukraine surrenders, the enemy will spread fake documents, redubbed videos, fake voice recordings, text messages, pretty much everything they can use to disorient and scare people. Because of that, communications sabotage is expected.
  • There are no official chatbots that gather the personal data of Ukrainian citizens. There are official bots that collect information about the russian invasion. Official Secret Service bot @stop_russian_war_bot

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 00:00 on March 1

  • Panic generation: russian invaders call Ukrainians to turn off automatic mobile network operator selection because “enemies” use these devices for their mobile network.
  • Dangerous provocation: russian invaders announce evacuation in Vasylkiv to kidnap people and use them as human shields.
  • Provocation inside out: lnr “people’s militia” terrorists claim Ukrainian Armed Forces provocations will be near Severodonetsk chemical plant.
  • Manipulation: Ukrainians are forced to commit suicide by throwing themselves in front of russian military equipment.
  • Blatant lie: russia’s ministry of defense claims that Ukrainian Air Forces are dismantled.

And now it is time for the truth:

  • None of the official representatives in the communications field – Ministry of Digital Transformation, State Special Communications – never reported about such threats. Secret Service of Ukraine debunked this fake news.
  • None of the state authorities – neither National Emergency Service, nor Kyiv State Administration or Kyiv Oblast Authorities never reported about evacuation in Vasylkiv. It is a provocation from russian invaders.
  • Every time “lnr\dnr” “representatives” “say” “something” about Ukrainian Armed Forces “preparing provocations,” – it means that russian invaders are preparing a provocation.
  • Ukrainians aren’t forced to commit suicide. However, there are numerous videos of city residents attacking the enemy and taking over their equipment.
  • Ukrainian Air Force is hard at work. For example, “Kyiv Ghost” had already shot down 14 enemy aircrafts.
  • russian invaders destroy electricity infrastructure in Mariupol and Kharkiv.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 20:00 on February 28

  • Fake news: Ukrainian Armed Forces and National Guard consist of punitive battalions.
  • Illusion of safety: there are no bombings and explosions. City residents hide in shelters because they are scared. Everyone else simply walks around the city and sleeps in their apartments.
  • Alternative Facts: russia’s so-called “special operation” is to protect russia from Ukraine wanting to use nuclear weapons against russia. Oddly enough, Ukraine doesn’t have any nuclear weapons, while russia has a lot of nuclear weapons.
  • Gloomy cynicism: Ukrainian Armed Forces are firing on temples and other religious sites in Kharkiv.
  • Demoralization: Ukrainian Armed Forces Western Divisions refuse to help Kyiv.

And now it is time for THE TRUTH:

  • Punitive battalions is russian propaganda’s one of the favorite terms since 2014. russia attempts to put on the blame and responsibility for their numerous crimes on Ukrainian Armed Forces.
  • There were several air raid alarms due to a rocket attack after the conclusion of the third round of negotiations
    Now, it is critical to remain in shelters. Nothing is safe.
  • Ukraine doesn’t have any nuclear weapons because Ukraine got rid of them due to the Budapest Memorandum of 1994. And even then, those nuclear weapons were under russian control.
  • It is the russian military who open fire on civilians, their houses, and civilian infrastructure.
  • There is no official confirmation that Ukrainian Armed Forces Western Divisions refuse to help Kyiv.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 16:00 on February 28

  • Disrespect: David Arachamia allegedly started negotiations while wearing a cap.
  • Dangerous provocations: russian invaders ask russian sympathizers to send them photos and videos of Ukrainian Armed Forces movements.
  • Demoralization: Negotiations are merely a public relations ploy for Ukraine.
  • Manipulation: EU doesn’t want Ukraine to join.
  • Alternative Facts: russian occupants “help” with organizing “safe passages.”

That was blatant lies. Now’s the real talk:

  • Councilor of the Head of President’s Office Olexiy Arestovych reports that the Ukrainian delegation for negotiations demands complete withdrawal of russian troops from Ukrainian territories, including Crimea and Donbas.
  • Under any circumstances – never share any photo, video, text information of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Don’t help the enemy.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 14:00 on February 28

  • russia’s defense ministry claims that the russian military had taken over Zaporizhian Atomic Station and maintains complete control over its location.
  • fear campaign: Kyiv is in critical panic. Ukrainian Armed Forces and Territorial Defense are scared of russians and shoot civilian cars. Armed marauders attack Kyiv.
  • Dangerous provocation: russian fake news media claim that Kyiv-Vasylkiv road is safe and civilians can flee Kyiv through it.
  • Demoralization: russian invaders claim they have the majority of Ukrainian Armed Forces are surrounded.
  • doublespeak: russian fake news media allege that Ukrainian authorities recruit crisis actors in Ukrainian chats for false flag operations.
  • Lies about Mariupol: fake news media reports claim that “Ukrainian nazi” plunder the city and plant bombs.

And now – THE TRUTH!

  • Energoatom press secretary Leonid Oliynyk states that Zaporizhian Atomic Station is under Ukrainian control and work under regular protocols.
  • Ukrainian Armed Forces and Territorial Defense Forces protect civilians. It is russian invaders who open fire on civilians. UAF and TDF are cleaning the city from enemy scouts. Because of that, Kyiv State Administration asks Kyiv residents to avoid needless movements through the city.
  • There are no official statements regarding safe passage out of Kyiv through Kyiv-Vasylkiv road. Please follow Kyiv State Administration, National Emergency Service, and other authorities for the latest updates.
  • The Battle for Ukraine Rages On! Kharkiv curfew is extended due to sabotage and reconnaissance group neutralization. Kyiv oblast – there are clashes in the Vyshgorod direction. There was a rocket strike on Chernihiv. Zhytomyr airport was attacked from Belarus. Later in the night, Zhytomyr Territorial Defense eliminated enemy sabotage an

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 23:00 on February 27

  • Downscaling: Russian Defense ministry at the first time admitted war losses. They report about only 300 dead
    Videofake: alleged destruction of Zaporizhzhya airport
  • Alternative reality: an occupant says that nationalists settle at schools and afterwards the media show that a school was allegedly damaged by Russians
  • Propaganda media distribute a series of videos where allegedly captured Ukrainian soldiers (or border guards) from Zmiiny island surrendered

Now the truth:

  • As of 18:00 February 27, Ukrainian army killed 4500 enemies and destroyed hundreds of military vehicles and equipment.
  • There are no official reports on destruction of Zaporizhzhya airport. This video was broadcasted yesterday and shows liquidation of gunmen group near Melitopol
  • Because of the invaders cities of Shchastya, Stanytsia Luhanska and Volnovakha are at the brink of humanitarian catastrophy.
  • By now we know only that defenders of Zmiiny island may be alive. Russian propaganda produces different numbers of captured people – 13 or 82, and also interchangeably calls them army personnel or border guards.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 19:00 on February 27

  • Provocation: russian occupants ask Kyiv civilians to come out of the shelters and housings in yet another act of psychological warfare.
  • Fake news: George Soros allegedly compared Ukrainian Armed Forces with Waffen-SS. By the way, George Soros is a Holocaust survivor.
  • Cynicism: Kharkiv got water and electricity cut off. Meanwhile, the Ukrainian military uses civilians as human shields. In addition, “Ukrainian nationalists” are to blame for the attack on Kharkiv School #132. And don’t forget about accusations of UAF firing on Ukrainian civilian infrastructure.
  • Alternative Facts: “Ukrainian People are thankful for the “liberation.” russian fake news media outlets insist that that is the truth and not what is actually the truth.

OK, that was the lies, and this is THE TRUTH

  • There is curfew in Kyiv. No one is evacuating anyone.
  • George Soros’ message doesn’t have any mentions of Waffen-SS
  • Ukrainian Armed Forces, National Police, Territorial Defence Forces are cleaning up Kharkiv from enemy activity. because of that, Kharkiv curfew is extended to 6:00 for tomorrow.
  • Only russian occupants open fire on the civilian infrastructure. For example, here’s National Emergency Service’s report on Chernihiv damage from today – housings, children’s dentist office, 16 injured.
  • Zhytomyr airport was attacked by rockets from belarus. At the same time, treacherous belarus self-proclaimed president lukashenko promised President Zelenskiy that belarus would remain neutral in the russian invasion. what a twat.
  • Some good news: EU closes its airspace for russia

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 17:00 on February 27

  • an alleged “evacuation” takes place in Bucha. According to some reports, invaders take women from maternity houses.
  • Demoralization attempt: dnr ombudsman claims that the Ukrainian military complains about their commanders leaving them behind. The same argument is used regarding the defenders of the Zmiyiniy Island.
  • Blatant, obvious lies: russia’s defense ministry accuses Ukrainian Armed Forces of using weapons with phosphorus. Some reports claim that UAF uses it in the Kyiv suburbs.
  • cynicism: russian occupants accuse the Ukrainian Armed Forces of demolishing АN-225 “Mriya.”
  • Same old song and dance about nazism: Azov battalion’s cruelty is used as an argument for the existence of nazism in Ukraine.
  • Alternative facts: Ukrainians are happy to share provisions with russian scum.

That was lies, and now let’s hear the truth

  • Ukrainian authorities do not evacuate civilians from Bucha. It is russian occupants who attempt to capture civilians and use them as human shields for their atrocities in yet another attempt to invade Kyiv.
  • Ukraine doesn’t use phosphorous weapons or any other chemical weapons. Not only that, Ukraine doesn’t even have chemical weapons. Furthermore, chemical weapons are banned by the UN.
  • russian invaders demolished “Mriya.”
  • There is an alarm in Kharkiv, Rivne, Chernihiv, Zhytomyr, and Volyn. There is a reported presence of Iskander rocket complexes in Rivne Oblast.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 15:00 on February 27

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces in Kharkiv surrender their weapons. Zaporizhya local authorities also surrender their weapons.x
  • Kyiv presumably agreed to negotiate in Gomel.
  • “Evacuation” in Bucha. russian invaders create group chats in different city districts.
  • Panic generation: fake news media reports about immense demand for food supply, growing prices for bread, and the general absence of food in stores.
  • russian fake news outlets accuse Estonia of discriminating against the russian-speaking population.

And now – it is time for the truth!

  • Kharkiv Oblast Administration: Ukrainian Armed Forces maintain complete control over Kharkiv None of the Ukrainian soldiers surrendered their weapons.
  • There was no official statement from the President’s Office regarding negotiations in Gomel. The only confirmed fact is that President Zelenskyy had a conversation with belarus self-proclaimed president lukashenko.
    russian forces move in the Zaporizhya direction, but the city is by no means occupied. Ukrainian Armed Forces protect it from enemy attacks.
  • Ukrainian authorities deny any evacuation activities in Bucha. This might be a provocation from russian invaders. Group chats for evacuation can be used to gather civilian personal data. Don’t take part in any suspicious group chats.
  • russian scum feels the heat of the moment: ruble’s course to US dollar is already 100 rub/$, russian banks are on the verge of SWIFT disconnect, big transnational companies stop providing services to russia and stop selling products to russia.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 12:00 on February 27

  • russian threats, provocations, disinformation as 27.02.2022 12:00
  • russian bombing campaign blasted the “Radon Union” radioactive waste disposal facility.
  • Ukrainian neo-nazi take civilians as live shields and provoke the russian military to fire on civilian housing.
  • Kyiv’s Ukrainian Armed Forces and Territorial Defense are ready to shoot each other.
  • Alternate reality: russian fake news telegram channels quote an unknown “kiev” resident: “We’re waiting when russians take over the city and bring order down here.”

That was blatant, shameless, cynical lies.

Time for The Truth!

  • “Radon Union” Deputy Director of Production reports: “There was no radionuclide leak in the containment structure. The radiation background is within norm”.
  • occupants open fire on civilians and attack civilian structures. According to Ukrainian Emergency Service: Kharkiv – russian shell hit 9-store housing complex, 1 woman dead. Sumy – artillery strike killed 1 man and wounded 1 woman. Borodyanka of Bychach region of Kyiv Oblast – russian shell hit a house and killed 3 people. Kyiv – 2 dead, 6 injured due to an artillery strike. Overall, there are 6 dead civilians in Kyiv for the previous day.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 20:00 on February 26

  • Alternate reality: the russian military think that Europe should be thankful for russia’s takeover of Chornobyl Atomic Station. Because otherwise, it would’ve been used by UAF.
  • more bizarro land bollocks: Ukraine uses Grads on civilian housings. Meanwhile, russians don’t use Grads on civilians despite proof of the opposite.
  • C for Cynicism: none of russian forces or soldier invade Ukraine to kill anyone. They’re here to “stop this lawlessness”. Yeah, sure.
  • russian media circulates video of exploding dam that limits the water supply to Crimea.

And now – it is time for The Truth!

  • russian military took over Ukrainian Chornobyl Atomic Station and keeps its workers and Ukrainian soldiers hostages. These actions are direct threat to entire Europe. As of 20:00, Chornobyl station operation in regular mode, but the personnel is detained.
  • russian invaders shell Ukrainian cities with Grads. Here’s a couple of examples from today – Sumy, Chernihiv, Mykolayiv та Kherson.
  • on the other hand – russian invaders struggle to notice how they kill Ukrainian civilians and destroy civilian infrastructure. It is russia who produces lawlessness on our land.
  • There is no official confirmation from Ukrainian authorities about the dam destruction.

Latest THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 17:00 on February 26

  • criminals-nationalists receive weapons in Kyiv.
  • distorting reality – instead of anti-war protests in russia, russian media depicts instance of war support.
  • demoralization attempt – 82 ukrainian soldiers stationed on the Zmiyiniy Island allegedly surrendered their weapons. Similar fake news come from Sumska, Donetsk and Luhansk Oblast. In case of the  latter two – this information is spread by ORDLO collaborants.
  • fearmongering – there is no bread in Kyiv stores.

And now – it is time for The Truth.

  • Weapons could be given to anyone capable and is ready for defense. To get a weapon, you have to apply to the Territorial Defense Forces with your ID.
  • anti-war protests continue across the world and even in russia. Protest map attached. kremlin condemn every public speaker who condemn russian invasion. russian police tries to quell protests.
  • Ukrainian Border Control reports that defenders of Zmiyiniy Island might be held captive in Crimea.
  • messages about closed stores and lack of bread started to circulate after the start of the curfew.  The majority of Kyiv stores closed around 16:00.

Current THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 15:00 on February 26

  • The Ukrainian National Guard checks cellars of civilian houses and declares armed civilians russian saboteurs.
  • The Ukrainian Secret Service plans bloody provocations.
  • Kadyrov’s flags started to appear in Ukraine
  • Ukrainian nationalists allegedly block civilians from leaving Severodonetsk
  • Banning russia from SWIFT means a declaration of war.
  • Ukrainians attacked their own National Guard and not members of russian guard.
  • russian army plans a provocation with chemical compounds in Donbas that they are going to blame on UAF
  • Apartment complex in Zhulyany (Kyiv) was hit by captured ukrainian Buk

And now the TRUTH

Current THREATS, PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 12:00 on February 26

  • After night battles in Kyiv, russian army claimed that territorial defence, UAF, saboteurs and police were fighting among each other and not with russians
  • Vasylkiv, Hostomel, Melitopol are presumable under russian control
  • russian media attempted to concoct a fake news story about shelling Kyiv Arsenal factory on Pechersk
  • russian saboteurs actively communicate with Kyiv locals about ways of getting from Brovary to Boryspil in groups chats and on messengers
  • There are provocations that involves calling families and relatives of Ukrainian Armed Forces Servicemen. They use incorrect information to demoralize civilians.
  • russian forces staged an airfight over the Chornobyl zone

And now the TRUTH

  • UAF and Territorial Defense operates in full sync. It is russian army who attempt diversions and provocations.
  • Vasylkiv is under Ukrainian control. Hostomel is liberated. Clashes in Melitopol continue. Stanytsya Luhanska is currently temporarily occupied.
  • Arsenal factory was never shelled by russian forces. The video that circulates features innacurate locale and no locals have heard any explosions.
  • Exclusion Zone Coordination Headquarters states that Ukrainian Armed Forces is not doing any military operations in the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone.
  • How to deflect suspicious messages in group chats – read an instruction in our infographics

Key PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of russia as of 00:00 on February 26

  • The CHP-6 was allegedly destroyed in Kyiv, and there are plans to cut off electricity and water supply.
  • There are intimidations regarding the movement of the Topol-M ballistic missile on the Moscow Ring Road.
  • They claim that Zelensky is ready to accept Putin’s terms, and Kyiv will last no more than one day.
  • Rumors are spreading that Zelensky ordered our military to leave the battlefields in Luhansk and Donetsk regions and move to Kharkiv and Kyiv.

And now the TRUTH

Key russian provocations and disinformation as of 25.02.2022 21:00

  • russian media continues to spread disinformation regarding electricity disconnections in Kyiv later in the day.
  • Reports from Chernihiv indicate unidentified individuals who went to apartments and called males to mobilize.
  • russia’s representative in the European Union claims that russia doesn’t need Ukraine. Whatever that means…
  • russia’s ministry of defence claims that the russian military has captured Sumy. 
  • Demoralization attempt: Ukrainians receive messages from russian phone numbers (presumably from the russian army hotline). Ukrainian troopers receive messages asking them to surrender, leave their weapons and get the right to get back to their families.

The disinformation pieces have no connection to reality. Now it’s time for the truth.

The Truth

Reminder for Kyiv residents:

  • The curfew starts at 22:00. Stay at home or in a shelter.
  • If you see any suspicious signs that glow in the dark on the roads, roofs, trees, lampposts, try to cover or destroy them and report them to law enforcement and the military.
  • Stay cautious and be prepared to proceed to the closest shelter. Here’s the map of Kyiv shelters.
  • Stay tuned with Kyiv City State Administration and Public Broadcaster official channels. Don’t trust any unverified information from suspicious sources.

Key russian provocations and disinformation as of 25.02.2022 17:00

  • russian media spread ramzan kadyrov’s video address to 10 thousand chechens. In it, he seemingly demands Volodymyr Zelenskyy apologize to putin.
  • russia’s ministry of foreign affairs characterized the goal of the invasion (which they call “an operation”) as “to bring Kyiv’s puppet regime to justice for their crimes.”
  • Yet another attempt at demoralization: fake news outlets spread “predictions” from the invading forces. According to them, after the invasion, they will create a new army. In addition to that, they claim that Rubizhne, Kuryachivka, and Lyman are under russian control.
  • russian media continue to “report” military successes in Hostomel.
  • russian fake news outlets report that invading forces are moving towards the so-called “western border” that was allegedly agreed upon with the USA and NATO. According to these reports, the country will be divided into spheres of influence of the USA/NATO and russia.
  • russia’s fear-mongering: the so-called “dpr army” prepares for further successes in the southern direction, cleaning out Ukrainian military equipment. They also claim successes in Melitopol.
  • According to russian fake news outlets – the russian plane that Ukrainian Armed Forces shot down in the Darnytsia district was actually Ukrainian. This, as they say, is a mistake of the Ukrainian air defense system, which hit its own fighter. 

All of that is blatant lies. Now it is time for the truth.

The Truth

  • There is no official confirmation of chechen participation in the invasion
  • russia’s ministry of foreign affairs discredits itself by announcing its plans to take over Kyiv. These claims contradict their previous statements regarding “an operation” for “liberation of people” from “nazis.”
  • The battle for Hostomel continues. Neither the Ukrainian Armed Forces nor the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine has confirmed that Rubizhne, Kuryachivka, or Lyman are under russian control.
  • USA and NATO never took part in the alleged sphere of influence division with russia.
  • In the Darnytsia district of Kyiv, the air defense system down an enemy aircraft.

Key russian provocations and disinformation as of 25.02.2022 15:00

  • russian media calls Ukrainian Armed Forces “Ukrainian criminals/nationalists,” “punitive operations,” “ukrops”. Same old song and dance.
  • On the other hand, russian media also uses the term “settlements liberated from Ukrainian Armed Forces control.”
  • Numerous fake news pieces claim that the Ukrainian Armed Forces go scorched earth in the most active warzones and killed civilians. Meanwhile, the russian ministry of defense claims the russian army doesn’t shoot in residential neighborhoods, despite evident proof of the opposite.
  • russian media posts multiple claims that Volodymyr Zelenskyy is preparing to surrender or admit UAF defeat.
  • russia actively looks for who to blame for the dissolution of the Minsk Accords – they blame it on the USA and NATO. This fake news piece is transmitted by Venezuela, russia’s satellite state.
  • According to sergey lavrov claims – NATO is allegedly breaking into Ukraine.
  • Illya Kiva, a known russian collaborator, accused President Zelenskyy of russia’s invasion and asked him to resign.

However, the reality is way different. Here’s the truth.

The Truth

Key russian provocations and disinformation as of 25.02.2022 12:00

  • Ukrainian Armed Forces presumably violate “silence mode” on Donbas.
  • Sergey Lavrov attempts to justify war with Ukraine by claiming that the russian invasion will allow Ukrainians to be “free from oppression.”
  • Anonymous Telegram channels still claim that russian chechen forces will attack Kyiv. However, now they’re adding that Ramzan Kadyrov will spearhead the attack.
  • russia media claims that Ukrainian Armed Forces demolished a school in Gorlivka and which caused the death of 2 women.
  • russian media often describes the Ukrainian Armed Forces as “armed groups.”
  • russian and pro-russian telegram channels spread unconfirmed, often false, and demoralizing news almost every minute. 
  • russia launched a massive phishing cyberattack against the Ukrainian people.
  • pro-russian channels spread fake news about Secret Service of Ukraine doing citizen checks with QR codes.

All this is blatant lies. Here’s the truth.

The Truth

Key russian provocations and disinformation as of 25.02.2022 02:00

  • russian media started using the term “former Ukraine” in their “news” reports.
  • Fake news piece that claimed, according to “CNN sources” – Moscow is going to shell Kyiv at 3:00.
  • Faux warning that after 23:00, everyone needs to turn off electronic devices and save electricity.
  • There were fake news reports that the Secret Service of Ukraine will tap Ukrainian phones, listen to conversations and monitor messenger services.

All this are blatant lies. Now – let’s get to The Truth

The Truth

  • Ukraine is a sovereign, independent, democratic, social, legal state. These are facts. putin and his cronies can make up their euphemisms all they want – it doesn’t reflect the actual state of things.
  • We haven’t found a CNN news piece or video that claimed that russians are going to shell Kyiv at 3:00.
  • UkrEnergo denied the claim about electronic devices and electricity. Ukrainian electricity infrastructure operates as usual and will continue to do so. No one needs to turn off anything, and no one turns it on at night.
  • The Secret Service of Ukraine doesn’t tap conversations of Ukrainians, whether it’s mobile or messenger. In fact, this fake news piece has been making rounds since 2017 via russian or russian-affiliated media due to the so-called “Yarovaya law.” For example, in early 2022, the very same message circulated in the context of Kazakhstan protests. Interestingly, the text was pretty much the same. In Ukraine, these messages started to spread a couple of days before the russian invasion. Now, these messages reach their peak circulation.

Key PROVOCATIONS and DISINFO of Russia as of 22:00

  • Russian propagandists justify the security forces who suppress rallies against the war in Russia.
  • They began to disperse the narrative of “sitting at the negotiating table” more.
  • They emphasize that “the city authorities have fled, the Ukrainians are also fleeing.”
  • They continue to call the Ukrainian military “Nazis” and say that the Armed Forces is shelling residential buildings.
  • Intimidation of Chechens has emerged.

And now the TRUTH

  • Russia suppresses all manifestations of democracy in its country. The totalitarian regime does not need opposition.
  • As a result of the Russian invasion, as of February 24, 57 Ukrainians were killed, and another 169 were injured. Negotiation table, they say?
  • A few hours ago, Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov explained that government officials are not leaving their jobs. However, according to the security protocol, as well as for urgent meetings, it is necessary to change the location.
  • The Armed Forces of Ukraine are currently fighting fierce battles for Melitopol, Hostomel, defending Kharkiv, Kherson, Sumy and all cities and borders of Ukraine. Russian soldiers destroyed 6 posts and fired on 32 civilian targets in Ukraine.
  • Russian troops have suffered large losses: about 3,200 killed, about 500 units destroyed, 2 battalions left the equipment and left the positions on foot – said a former adviser to former Interior Minister Arsen Avakov Mykhailo Apostol.

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Key russian provocations and disinformation as of 20:00

  • Kherson declares surrender
  • russian media remind us of the “genocide of russian-speaking people.”
  • Demoralization attempts continue. According to one fake news piece, Ukrainian Armed Forces are preparing to surrender.
  • Another manipulation revolves around the narrative that Ukrainian Armed Forces’ actions cause suffering for children and civilians.
  • Then there is fake news that accuses the Ukrainian Armed Forces of damaging Gorlivka’s gas pipeline and other infrastructure.
  • Some articles showed demolished equipment near Sumy and attributed it to the Ukrainian Armed Forces despite no actual proof.
  • Fake news pieces that quote Donald Trump, who said that russia lost just 2 dollars as a result of economic sanctions.

These headlines are blatant lies far from the actual state of things. Now let us show how things really are. 

The Truth

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Key russian provocations and disinformation as of 24.02.22 16:00

  • Volodymyr Zelenskyy admitted to Austrian officials that he didn’t know how long Ukraine would last.
  • Joint Forces Operation Headquarters are neutralized.
  • Security Service of Ukraine prepares provocations.
  • Yet another round of fake news regarding the impending disconnection of the mobile services in Ukraine.
  • Yet another round of fake news reports about the Ukrainian Military and border guards’ defect to russians.
  • Russian officials still deny starting a war and insist that this is an “operation.” Furthermore, they intend to further censor russian media regarding calling the current situation a war.

All aforementioned headlines are blatant lies.

Now let’s give you The Truth.

The truth about what is going on in Ukraine

  • World leaders are condemning Russia’s actions. Ukrainian foreign partners express support for Ukraine and Ukrainians. No official statement indicates doubt or weakness regarding the situation.
  • Joint Forces Operation headquarters is operating as usual. 
  • Unlike russia, Ukraine does not arrange any provocations. Instead, Ukrainians are protecting their country.
  • Mobile operators and Internet Providers are working. The State Special Communications Service of Ukraine asked mobile and internet providers not to disconnect for non-payment for the time being.
  • Ukraine Armed Forces and border guards continue to protect Ukrainian borders from russian invasion. In addition, the Ukrainian Army actively uses Bayraktar drones and annihilate russian tanks with the NLAW anti-tank system.

If sirens sound in your city, please go to the nearest shelter and keep yourself as far as possible from windows.

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