Russia is using Western sources as conduits for its propaganda because they enjoy a special trust now – Karpyak
Since Ukraine has blocked Russian and pro-Russian media on its territory, Russia has started using Western sources, including the Financial Times and the New York Times as conduits for its propaganda.
Vadym Karpyak, the host of the joint telethon, spoke about this in his interview with IMI.
"There are constant allegations that the military aid is not reaching Ukraine, that we are reselling the HIMARS. Now the story is that 'the Ukrainians blew up the Nord Stream.' And Western media enjoys a special trust now, because they had been warning us about this war since late October. I would like to remind you that the first credible information about Russia preparing an attack appeared in The Washington Post in late October 2021," the host noted.
According to him, with a sufficient sum of money you can commission an article in 90% of authoritative Western publications. The only question is "who will approach whom and with what money."
"One does not have to pay the editors – corrupting one journalist is enough. Or they can do it for ideological reasons, because they think it is the right thing to do. That is, an article targeting Ukraine is not always a paid-for article. Maybe this person has lived in Russia for 10 years, worked there as a correspondent, has a Russian wife, has been watching Putin's television. That is an option," Vadym Karpyak believes.
As IMI reported, the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs demands the Financial Times conduct an editorial investigation into the articles that have "signs of disinformation favorable to Russia."
The demand follows the publication's February 6 artilce "Moldova's PM calls for more EU help to curb Ukraine war smuggling."
Nikolenko said that the quotes by the former Prime Minister of Moldova do not correspond to the headline of the Financial Times article and that the article contains disinformation.
In his interview with IMI, the telethon's host Vadym Karpyak remarked that the United News telethon is the government's official position. The information reported in it is 95% verified.
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