The Ministry of Foreign Affairs urged Deutsche Welle to pay attention to the manipulations of the Russian editors
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine calls on the German publication Deutsche Welle to pay attention to the manipulations spread by the Russian edition.
This is stated in the comment of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman, Oleg Nikolenko.
“At the moment, it is not clear to us why the Russian service of the German broadcaster plays along with Russian propaganda, manipulates quotes and carries out a change of concepts regarding the causes and consequences of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine,” the comment reads.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs cited a number of examples with the materials of the Russian DW, which contained such theses as “recognize Ukraine as a terrorist state”, “one mistake by Ukrainian defenders can provoke a nuclear disaster at the Zaporizhzhia NPP”, “a ban on the entry of Russians to the West will not help to win Putin”, “Vogue refuted rumors about the publication of a photo of Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun” and a photo of the Nazi Fuhrer next to the cover of the presidential couple.
Nikolenko added that DW is a state structure financed by German taxpayers.
“At the moment, it is not clear to us why the Russian service of the German broadcaster plays along with Russian propaganda, manipulates quotes and changes concepts regarding the causes and consequences of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.”
“Due to the threats posed by Russian disinformation, the German government has already restricted the activities of the Russian propaganda channel RT on the territory of Germany. And we call on our German partners to respond to the narratives of Russian propaganda spread in DW’s materials,” the statement said.