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Andriy Yermak: Right now, the Russians are preparing an information campaign to try to discredit Volodymyr Zelensky and the "team abroad"

23 Sep, 2023
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Andriy Yermak: Right now, the Russians are preparing an information campaign to try to discredit Volodymyr Zelensky and the "team abroad"

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According to available information from the Ukrainian authorities, the Russians are preparing another information campaign to try to discredit President Volodymyr Zelensky and the "team abroad." This was reported by the Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Andriy Yermak.

"We have information that the Russians are currently preparing an information campaign aimed at discrediting President Volodymyr Zelensky and the team abroad," Yermak wrote.

He also mentioned the themes that Russian propagandists will use within this campaign:

  • They will talk about the presidential elections in Russia, which will demonstrate strong support for Putin by Russian society. They will say that there is a crisis in Kyiv where the authorities are losing the trust of the political elites.
  • They will assert that the scandal between the leadership of Poland and Ukraine proves that there is no unity in Europe with Kyiv and that it all hinges on a desire to use Ukraine as a "military battering ram" against Russia.
  • Another thesis will relate to the usurpation of power and the cancellation of elections.
  • Propagandists will also try to convince the West that dealing with a stable Russia, especially after Putin's re-election for another presidential term, is much more advantageous than dealing with Zelensky."

Andriy Yermak added that these theses will be spread by Russian propagandists in the media and through the use of bot farms.

The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense's Main Intelligence Directorate also warned that the Russian "Agency for Social Projecting" is preparing another set of provocative false materials to discredit Ukraine on the international stage and fuel domestic political disputes.

The Odessa Journal

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