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Ukrainian students ask their Russian counterparts to not believe propaganda

Ukrainian students ask their Russian counterparts to not believe propaganda
Article by: Alya Shandra
Translated by: Svitlana Gusak
Edited by: Alya Shandra

Ukrainian students have addressed students of Russian universities and urged them to not believe Russian propaganda about events in the Donbas and to acknowledge that both Russian and Ukrainian soldiers are dying in Ukraine’s East.

They underscored that it is up to the youth to build the futures of both countries and what that future will be like depends fully on them.

The Russian state-held media is notorious for its untrue coverage of events in Ukraine, with facts being manipulated and myths being created. It has been noted by many analysts that the purpose of the propaganda is to create hatred for the Ukrainians among Russians and support for Putin’s invasion. The purpose of the myths of “fascists in Ukraine,” “banderites,” “Ukrainian nationalists” are to make Russians believe in a vilified image of Ukrainians, to remove all compassion towards a nation once called brotherly, and to morally facilitate killing Ukrainians defending their land from a foreign invasion. The students also mention the EU and USA defending their values, referring to a widespread Russian myth explaining Western sanctions applied to Russia as part of an ongoing war against the former superstate.

Translated by: Svitlana Gusak
Edited by: Alya Shandra
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