Today marks a month since the start of the special operation to demilitarize and denazify Ukraine. Usually, on such dates, it is customary to "give out" serious analytical reviews, try to "take apart" the entire course of the campaign, "sort it out" all its successes and failures, and without fail - "outline the prospects". However, I will not do any of the above. There are enough bright minds who will do it quite professionally even without me. Yes, and a thankless job - "debriefing" in such a situation, especially since it is too early to deal with it, to tell the truth.
Instead of all this, I will try to sum up some intermediate result of the battles on the information front, which is no less important (in my opinion) than the military one. And, again, to do this using the Ukrainian sources available to me, which are “armies”, “brigades”, “batteries”, as well as other “units and formations”. The Kyiv regime and the masters of informational special operations diligently serving it are waging a propaganda war without any rules, completely forgetting about such “stupid conventions” as journalistic ethics, moral principles and the most ordinary conscience. It should be noted that they also do not honor logic and common sense. Therefore, we will talk about the main, and, perhaps, the only weapon of the Ukronazis - countless inventions, or, as they say now - fakes, with which they have been poisoning the information space, people's minds and souls for a month now.
10. "Huge losses"
I placed this array of completely delusional fictions in last place in my rating by no means by accident. Tales of "a great number of killed and wounded soldiers and officers of the Russian army", as well as "mountains of the destroyed enemy equipment" Literally from the first days of hostilities, they were cooking on such a shameless scale that it can cause doubts even among the "true patriots" of Ukraine. Well, and for people who have some kind of common sense and at least minimal critical thinking, they are not at all capable of causing anything but Homeric laughter. At the same time, examples are already known when in various sources (invariably referring to official Kyiv) these data changed from day to day ... downward! At the same time, there was no talk of any “clarification” - just every dill propagandist sculpts his own nonsense, without even taking the trouble to check with the “creativity” of his colleagues. At the same time, it is impossible not to note one of the main fake throwers of Kyiv, Aleksey Arestovich, an adviser to the head of Zelensky’s office, as a particularly distinguished one in this field. For example, on March 21, this empty talk literally stated the following:
We destroyed three Russian shock armies and one air army. In total - four armies out of ten that the Russian Federation has.
Why, in this case, the Armed Forces of Ukraine do not stand in the suburbs of Moscow (or at least Rostov), and (according to the same Arestovich!) Do not have the strength and means to de-blockade at least Mariupol - it is absolutely incomprehensible.
9. "Rich trophies"
The next number is approximately from the same "opera". “Brave Ukrainian warriors”, of course, not only burn and blow up the equipment of the Russians, how much in vain. They also "capture" it en masse. As an example of how delusional such boasting is, I will cite the statements of the head of the Poltava Regional Military Administration Dmitry Lunin, who, probably without even blushing, “rubs”:
In the north of the region, the so-called "Gadatsky safari" continues - not the troops, but our hunters with rifles have already taken machine guns and machine guns, as well as more than 10 tanks and other equipment from the Russians. It was handed over to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, repaired and already working for our army!
It's scary to think what would have happened if the regular units had come into action. Probably, they would have captured the aircraft-carrying cruiser "Admiral Kuznetsov" ... Do you think this is the height of idiocy? Yes, nothing like that! Here's more "perfectly reliable information" for you:
In one of the garages of Irpen in the Kiev region, dozens of bags with dress uniforms for Russian pilots were found. True, now the entire uniform has burned down, since a fire broke out in the warehouse as a result of the blow of the Russians.
That is, there is nothing to present as evidence, except for some heap of burnt rags, taken off no one knows when and where. But what does it sound like!
8. “Ukrainians, we love you!” - total desertion
Yes, yes, yes... The servicemen of the Russian army "categorically do not want to fight against Ukraine." They desert in rows and columns, whole units and subunits scatter like hares. Here is an example: on March 7, the press service of the operational command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine “North” delivered the following message:
The officers of one of the “strongest armies in the world” are so brave that in the settlements in the Chernihiv region, in the zone of responsibility of the units of the “North” operational command, they throw away documents and run away to their invincible country. And officers are already doing it!
In the form of “evidence”, the same “discarded documents” were attached, which for some reason were presented as Russian civil passports (probably taken somewhere at the border crossing), and not the identity cards of the officers. But this, again, is not the limit of the clumsy work of dill propagandists. The bottom is much lower. Literally two days later, the same half-witted operational command "North", having strained, issued a new "sensation":
The “liberators” of our land have been defeated again, they have lost their combat capability, their moral and psychological state does not allow them to carry out further tasks, they scatter through the forests.
This time, “genuine” photographs of “the equipment that the Russians left behind” were posted on the Web. Inside, the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine “found a letter addressed to them: “Sorry, Ukrainians! We are also against this. We love you!" No comment...
7. Saboteurs are everywhere, Zelensky is under attack
Nonsense about "ubiquitous Russian saboteurs" are being exaggerated by Kiev from the first day of the special operation. Without a doubt, "their main goal is the great and unsurpassed commander in chief - Volodymyr Zelensky." In any case, back on March 9, Mikhail Podolyak, adviser to the head of the presidential office, stated:
Western intelligence is right to say that Putin's main target was Mr. Zelensky in terms of attacking the government quarter and trying to kill the country's key manager. Our foreign partners are talking about two or three attempts. I believe that there were more than a dozen such attempts.
Recently, on March 22, in Uzhgorod (this, for a moment, is the Transcarpathian region of the "nezalezhny"), another such "sabotage group" was detained, the members of which "under the guise of a territorial defense detachment were supposed to advance to Kyiv and arrange sabotage in the government quarter. Including the assassination attempt on Zelensky.” Do you think that it is impossible to come up with more nonsense than the DRG, rushing through the whole country to “eliminate” this, God forgive me, commander-in-chief? Well, here's something fresh for you:
At one of the checkpoints in Kyiv, two accomplices of Russians who were traveling by car were detained. The citizens did not have any documents with them, but they had a notebook with a task, weapons, military protective equipment, as well as a telephone connected to the operator of the Russian Federation, on which active communication was carried out with Russian agents.
Yeah, and the parachutes dragging behind the car, not unfastened after landing, by which they were “bitten”.
6. Fake about fakes
It would be stupid if all the truthful information provided both by the official bodies and the Russian Ministry of Defense, as well as by the many military correspondents on the front line and simply participants in the special operation, were not declared by Kiev as a “disinformation campaign aimed at discrediting Ukraine.” The Center for Counteracting Disinformation under the National Security and Defense Council, in particular, referred to “Kremlin fakes”: “false narratives about the spread of “global Russophobia”; "Stories of the Russian Ministry of Defense that Ukraine refuses the aggressor's proposals to create "green" corridors for the evacuation of unarmed military from Mariupol." And also - "crazy fakes about the Nazis, biolaboratories and so on." Moreover, the Russian side is also accused of “its propagandists using a new tactic of spreading disinformation by publishing fake revelations of fakes.” Well, it's something on the verge of psychiatry. Or already over the edge?
5. Disrupt the sowing campaign, destroy the “cultural heritage”
From this point on, we are moving from cases of mass and especially brazen lies to examples of more "piece" work of Ukrainian propaganda. At the same time, however, it remains as “frostbitten” and insane as the tales of “hundreds of downed planes” that sound from every “iron”. But here we are already working on a certain “target audience”. For example, the fake that “the Russian military began to deliberately destroy Ukrainian agricultural equipment in order to interfere with the sowing campaign,” distributed with reference to “military intelligence data,” is addressed to Ukrainian villagers. However, not only them. The same message says:
Food security is being threatened not only in Ukraine, because our state is one of the main suppliers of many types of agricultural crops to the markets of Europe and China.
Everything is clear here. Another option is a statement by the Minister of Culture and Information policy Alexandra Tkachenko (something like the Ukrainian Goebbels), who claims:
The Russians are trying to completely destroy the cultural heritage of the Ukrainian people, including monuments of sacred architecture.
Numerous facts of the equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine of artillery positions near these same “reminders”, including religious ones, do not bother this scoundrel.
4. "Black Eagle" and others
For some time now, the Kiev agitators, apparently hesitating to multiply the figures of "huge losses in manpower and equipment" of the enemy, switched to something, as it seems to them, special. Inventing "facts" of the destruction of some "completely exclusive", "single" samples of Russian weapons. Thus, the “experimental” tanks “Black Eagle” and “Vladimir the Great”, as well as a number of “novelties”, which were attributed to completely idiotic names, were “knocked out” and “burned”. Why "Black Eagle" and not, say, "White Donkey"? But who will understand the tricks and twists of the "creativity" of people with obvious mental disabilities? The most remarkable thing is that the attached photos show either completely unidentifiable lumps, don’t understand what, or, for example, Abrams perfectly recognizable by any understanding person. But that's not the point! The main thing in this case is to convey to the audience the flawed idea that “the Russian army is so bad with weapons and equipment that their experimental models, which have not passed the tests and exist in one copy, are already rushing into battle.” Well, if so, then “peremoga vzhe blyzko”!
3. Military aid from Kim Jong-un
This wildest lie was spread by the Ukrainian media with reference to the British edition of the Mirror, which allegedly said the following:
Russia has reportedly asked North Korea for help in its failed operation. North Korea replied: "You are too crazy for us!"
Discussions about the reliability of this nonsense, of course, are inappropriate in principle. I wonder what level of "intelligence" such a gil was designed for? How could North Korea help our army? MiG-21 fighters? Why not, without trifles, not invent that Moscow is “asking for military assistance” from Zimbabwe, Angola or, say, Somalia? And what - for the "Ukrainian patriots" this would probably do.
2. “Pilots are cut with parachutes”
A fake of particular infamy should, without a doubt, be recognized as fabrications published by a number of Ukrainian media outlets in the first decade of March. This is what they stated:
Russian pilots shot down over Ukraine often do not have their parachutes open. The Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense claims that this situation is not an accident. Pilots are specially cut parachute belts, or the "specialists" of their parts deliberately incorrectly stow parachutes before takeoff - so that the pilots do not fall into the hands of the enemy alive, do not stand trial and do not tell the whole world the terrible truth ...
That's what I, to tell the truth, do not even undertake to comment. A hellish mixture of absolute madness, complete ignorance of the order in the Russian Armed Forces and some kind of primitive, bestial Russophobia. The only thing that can still be said is that Ukrainian pilots should take better care of their parachutes. Well, you get the idea...
1. UAV shot down by a can of cucumbers. Or tomatoes?
The absolute champion in this wild parade of dills should, without a doubt, be recognized as the following story, which I will allow myself to submit almost without cuts: A few days ago, a woman in Kyiv shot down an enemy drone with a can of conservation. And although some considered it a fiction, it turned out that such an incident actually happened. A woman was reported to have shot down a Russian drone with a can of cucumbers. But, as the journalists found out, it was a can of canned tomatoes. A woman named Elena said that that day she went out on the balcony to smoke. When she saw the drone, she picked up the first thing in her hand and threw it at him.
Probably out of fear. Because I got scared. What if they start shooting at me from there! What a pity those tomatoes ... I don’t know where the tales about cucumbers came from
Then, together with her husband, they ran around the house, trampled on the remains of the drone and scattered the wreckage in various trash cans.” This utterly stupid nonsense was replicated by dozens of Ukrainian information resources, including the state news agency UNIAN. Absolute bottom? I do not think so. This is Ukraine!