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Russia is spreading fake news about Ukrainian authorities embezzling international partners' money

08.05.2023, 17:46
Photo: Shutterstock / ADragan
Photo: Shutterstock / ADragan

Russians are spreading a post accusing the Ukrainian authorities of embezzling the aid provided by international partners to fight the Russian Federation, using a Facebook page called The newsr, which poses as "News and Media". The post alleges that the countries are providing "billions in aid," but the soldiers "still lack resources."

This was reported by the press office of the Center for Strategic Communications and Information Security.

According to the Center, this psy op was set into motion on May 7, and the page was created on May 6.

"As of now, it is not taken down, so all its 'ads' can still show up in the feeds of Facebook users. The account itself is empty. This is far from the first time that the Russians attempt to egg Ukrainians on against the government and undermine the support of international partners. In fact, neither the partners nor international organizations have recorded any evidence of aid embezzlement. It is important to ignore the Russian psy op so as not to enable the enemy to sow panic and discord in Ukraine. Block such content and send reports to the Facebook support," the message reads.

As IMI reported, the Security Service of Ukraine thwarted the efforts of an extensive network of Internet propagandists which included 11 people from different regions of Ukraine. They were spreading the Kremlin's fakes about the war in Ukraine in messengers and on social media. In April, the SBU uncovered an interregional network of pro-Kremlin internet propagandists: it included six people publicly supporting the Russian Federation's war on Ukraine and calling for changes to the Ukrainian borders.

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