The data circulated by the Ukrainian and Western media is divided into two types, false information for the purpose of misleading, and false information for the purpose of manipulating the emotions of public opinion.
In his report published by the “Russian Strategic Center for Cultures” website, Artyom Ignatiev says that modern methods directed at manipulating public opinion rely on fake drama, along with computer graphics and other techniques aimed at creating an “alternative reality”.
The writer explains that in this regard, the information and psychological operations centers of the Ukrainian Special Operations Forces are one of the main organizers of media campaigns of this anti-Russian type, noting that after the protests that overthrew the pro-Russian regime in Ukraine in 2014, Western intelligence services took control of the Full on the work of the Ukrainian armed forces and other security services.
It shows that the information centers and psychological operations started implementing the recommendations of the western authorities; The officers of the 77th Brigade of the Special Operations Forces of Great Britain played a major role in this by participating in electronic and psychological warfare after their presence in Ukraine since 2018, stressing that these parties are working to spread misinformation about the losses and victories of the Russian Armed Forces and conveying a different picture of reality regarding the development of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis.
The writer points out that within one week of the start of the military operation in Ukraine, the regime in Kyiv committed a number of violations of which the Russian army was accused, the most important of which was the release of criminals and their provision of weapons, causing chaos in the streets of cities and arranging for a humanitarian disaster, in addition to launching Fire on foreign citizens at checkpoints and intimidation of the losses of the Russian side, without disclosing the losses recorded in its ranks, and targeting its citizens and residential places by carrying out attacks attributed to the Russian army.
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The writer reports that all published materials condemning the Russian side in the recent period were prepared by the 72nd Main Center for Information and Psychological Operations in Kyiv of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
And Artyom Ignatiev says that the work of this special unit is based on spreading Ukrainian propaganda around the world in order to gain sympathy, giving the example of the image circulated by Western media, which shows the depiction of an employee of the 72 Main Information and Psychological Operations Center of a citizen who was allegedly injured during the targeting of the airport runway by the Russian Armed Forces. The city of Chugov, where the reactions of Internet users drew attention to the abnormal color of blood and clean bandages compared to the injuries allegedly received.
According to the writer, it did not stop there; Where it used scenes dating back to the 44-day Azerbaijani war and was adopted on the grounds that it was taken from residential areas in Ukraine, and Ukrainian journalist Dmitry Gordon showed on his Telegram channel scenes of a Syrian child taken in 2018 during the war in Syria and claimed that they were of a Ukrainian child that was taken recently In the city of Kharkiv.
The writer continues to review what he considered misleading information from the Ukrainian side, saying that the website of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense presented a list of Belarusian pilots who allegedly bombed Ukrainian cities, while the list includes two pilots who died in 2009 due to a malfunction in the “Sukhoi 27” fighter system. On board were Alexander Marvitsky and Alexander Zuravlevich.
The writer points out that after the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine; Zelensky’s political strategist, Nikita Butorayev, left for Vienna, calling on Ukrainians not to “sacrifice themselves”, while 20-30% of the population in different countries suffers from stress-related psychological disorders due to the outbreak of the Corona virus pandemic, followed by disturbances caused by geopolitical developments, According to various sources, the task of the Kyiv regime and its spokesmen is to increase the percentage of people with mental illness.
Ignatieff believes that Western specialists and their Ukrainian agents believe that today’s wars require a shift from the use of hot force, that is, the use of military and economic force to influence the behavior or interests of other political entities, to soft power, that is, the ability to attract and annex without coercion or the use of force as a means of persuasion.
According to the author, the policy of disinformation adopted in Ukraine is not limited to the use of computer programs only, but also to programming public awareness and behavior through the direction of public opinion, concluding by saying that the basic idea of the policy of aggressive propaganda is focused on the visual range and accompanying comments without going into details.