Fake news and disinformation in the Greek media about the war in Ukraine

The current war between Ukraine and Russia is no different from previous wars, about which the Chinese commander Sun Tzu said more than 2,000 years ago: “War is a way of deception.”

As an experienced journalist, I know perfectly well that the phrase of the father of modern propaganda, Dr. Goebbels – “the more monstrous the lie, the more willingly they will believe in it” – is now more relevant than ever.

I don’t even have any complaints about the adviser to the President of Ukraine Mikhail Podolyak, who has a blue eye assured listeners that “several Russian sabotage and reconnaissance groups wanted to commit a terrorist act at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in order to create a huge environmental catastrophe.” This is his job, and I understand him as a patriot of his country (albeit with reservations, since I know perfectly well the value of his patriotism).

I can even understand the military editor of the British edition of The Times, who spreads a fake video, telling how Ukrainian men send their children away, and they themselves “choose to stay and defend their homeland.” At the same time, knowing that this video was posted by the mayor of Gorlovka Prikhodko on February 21. And it depicts the evacuation of Gorlovka children to Russia.

But I don’t understand why the Greek edition of IN.GR publishes given material under the title “Ουκρανία: Η σπαρακτική στιγμή που πατέρας αποχωρίζεται την κόρη του για να πολεμήσει when the father goes to tear his daughter to heartbreak” While referring to a video posted on some Arab Twitter account, without even pointing to the source of The Times, which first suffered this fake.

Sadly, the editors of this publication delete my comments and do not respond to letters where I write to them that this is a fake. This can only mean one thing: in Greece there are (and I had no doubt about it) forces that are interested in war and inciting conflict between the peoples of Russia and Ukraine, using the dirtiest methods of lies and disinformation.

Original video posted by the mayor of Gorlovka Prikhodko on February 21, during the evacuation of children from the frontline city to Russia.

Now the Greek news feeds are literally inundated with videos and photos of crying children, such as, for example, “Πόλεμος στην Ουκρανία: “Δεν θέλω να πεθάνω”, λέει κλαίγοντας παιδάκι(War in Ukraine: “I don’t want to die,” says a crying child), with heartbreaking scenes of fleeing crying children and the tragedy of war.

“I don’t want to die.”

Ukrainians are seeking safety after Russia’s invasion, with some fleeing the country and finding shelter. Parents are left trying to explain the violence to their kids https://t.co/ujqOFOEUOS pic.twitter.com/UCngbwe1yx

— Bloomberg Quicktake (@Quicktake)

“I don’t want to die.”

Ukrainians are seeking safety after Russia’s invasion, with some fleeing the country and finding shelter. Parents are left trying to explain the violence to their kids https://t.co/ujqOFOEUOS pic.twitter.com/UCngbwe1yx

— Bloomberg Quicktake (@Quicktake) February 25, 2022

“>February 25, 2022

I completely agree with them, war is “EVIL”, that’s right, with a capital letter. I am categorically against war in any form, about which declared since 2014 regarding the war in Donbass. After all, it was then (and not on February 24, 2022) that this war began, where the army of Ukraine, using all possible weapons, began to destroy its people. I remember the “self-attacks” and the “air-conditioner in Luhansk”, which was “homed” by a missile from a military aircraft, as a result of which civilians were killed. I remember the cynical statements of the Ukrainian leadership, which shouted from the international stands about 14,000 killed Ukrainians, completely ignoring the fact that most of the victims either fought for the separatists or were civilians killed by the UAF and volunteer battalions. I remember that rare Greek media then paid attention to what was happening, completely ignoring the opinion of the other side.

The mainstream Greek media also reacted disdainfully to protest rallies and photo exhibitions about the war in Donbass. Correspondents came, but the publications did not come out. And they answered calls with questions “why” with apologies – the editor “cut down”.

You need to understand that THIS war is just a continuation of the “war with Russia” that began in 2014, when the Armed Forces of Ukraine and volunteers with Nazi chevrons fought with local residents and volunteers from Russia and around the world (naturally, it could not have done without the participation of Russian instructors , as, however, on the other hand, it was not without instructors from NATO countries). Only this time Russia really went to war…

PS Today, on the air of the Greek TV channel Antenna, I said the following: “If a huge bear lives near your house, and you get into the habit of teasing him every day, poking him in the nose with a torch, throwing garbage at him, trying to kill his cubs, then you must understand that it won’t end well.” Perhaps in such an allegorical form, it will be clearer to the inhabitants of Greece what is actually happening in Ukraine, and not through fakes.





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