Defence Intelligence: The Russian Federation prepared general recommendations on the coverage of the war against Ukraine

The “prominent role” of Shoigu and Gerasimov, the justification of strikes on energy, the war against the entire NATO, and the ignoring of “Wagner” – the Russian Federation prepared general recommendations for covering the war against Ukraine.

The military command of the aggressor state has created a special document that defines how Kremlin propagandists should cover the events of the war against Ukraine.

General recommendations contain eleven points, the main content of which is:

  • Focusing on information exclusively from sources approved by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation;
  • The emphasis in informational materials and comments of “independent” experts on the leading and positive role of Sergey Shoigu and Valery Gerasimov;
  • Justifications for strikes on Ukraine’s critical energy infrastructure, referring to the “necessity” of such actions;
  • Emphasizing the theme of providing Ukraine with Western weapons. In this sense, it is separately recommended to focus attention on the fact that “Russia is conducting a military operation not against Ukraine, but against the whole of NATO”;
  • Refusal to mention PMC “Wagner” in a positive context. Emphasis on excessive human losses and senseless attacks by the PMC;
  • Tracking and citing publications in foreign media about the successes of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and the failures of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. It is proposed to focus special attention on the statements of Western and Ukrainian politicians, which can be interpreted in a similar way.

In general, the document indicates a radical change in emphasis regarding the coverage of the course of events in the war against Ukraine, as well as the aggravation of the political struggle within the aggressor country.

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