Disinformation is a fancy word for lying. Lying has an emotional element to it; disinformation lacks moral connotations; the concept is dry and matter-of-fact. Still – disinformation is actually just lying, deception, manipulation. EUvsDisinfo uses a definition on disinformation(opens in a new tab) as statements, verifiably false and intended to harm. This week, we can demonstrate in detail the […]

Russia Is Destroying the Baltic Sea Ecosystem by Nord Stream 2

The implementation by the Russian Federation of the Nord Stream 2 political project not only threatens the energy security of European countries, but also offers murky prospects for maintaining balance in the Baltic Sea ecosystem. In particular, during the completion of Branch “B” of the pipeline, Russia has been neglecting technological procedures and environmental restrictions. This […]

Ukraine formally bans registration of Russian COVID-19 vaccines

Ukraine has formally banned registration of Russian-designed vaccines against coronavirus, the government said in a decree published on Wednesday (10 February). One of Europe’s poorest countries, Ukraine has lagged behind others in starting its vaccination programme against COVID-19, which has infected more than 1.25 million Ukrainians and killed 23,934 as of 10 February. But Ukrainian […]

Russian-Armenian Ties Versus “One Nation with Two States”

The recent war in the Nagorno-Karabakh region has shown that Russia avoids a serious conflict while maintaining good relations with both South Caucasus states, as it is not in Moscow’s interests to ruin relations with them. Meanwhile, Azerbaijan–Turkey relations have always been strong with the two often being described as “one nation with two states” […]

Russia trying to buy up praise for Sputnik-V vaccine

Russia has dove into colossal spending to get corrupt journalists and experts, who have lost their credibility, to spread a good word about their corona drug. It is fundamentally important for Russian propaganda to make an impression that their Sputnik V outplays international rivals and enjoys mad global demand. In fact, the campaign promoting the […]

Kremlin using religion in information warfare against Ukraine: What you need to know

Patriarch Bartholomew’s visit to Ukraine as a blow to the Kremlin’s narcissism It’s with regret and pain that Moscow has been observing the recent developments in the global political arena, along with the positive processes in the life of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. President Zelensky inviting Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I to visit Ukraine, and […]

Ukraine embraces openness with new report on Russian hybrid warfare challenges

One of Vladimir Putin’s “Little Green Men” (Russian soldiers without identifying insignia) pictured during the Kremlin seizure of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula in 2014. (REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko) Ukraine’s security and intelligence services have struggled with reputational issues ever since independence. During the early post-Soviet period, the Security Services and Foreign Intelligence Service operated with much the same […]

Putin haunted by “health issues,” Ukraine intelligence says

Concerns over the Russian leader’s physical condition have launched the “power transfer process” in Russia, the SZRU White Paper states Against the backdrop of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s alleged health issues, Russia is seeing a start of a power transfer period, Ukraine’s Foreign Intelligence Service SZRU reports. “Amid Vladimir Putin’s increasingly obvious health issues and […]

Tens of Thousands Protest in Russia Calling for Navalny

Tens of thousands of Alexei Navalny supporters have protested across Russia in one of the largest demonstrations against Vladimir Putin’s rule in the past decade. More than 1,870 people were arrested by riot police on Saturday at dozens of unsanctioned rallies throughout the country, spanning from Kaliningrad in the west to Vladivostok in the far […]

Evolution of QAnon: From a bunch of geeks to a radical movement

Until the fish jumps out of the water, you never know what kind of school hides underneath the surface. So when QAnon activists took part in this week’s storming of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., it proved that the organization so vehemently supporting Donald Trump and also sympathizing with Vladimir Putin can also present certain […]