Russia’s President Vladimir Putin launched the information war against Germany. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said this in an interview with Bild.
The President commented on the Russian propagandist story about Lisa F., a 13-year-old from Berlin allegedly raped by migrants in the German capital. Members of German neo-Nazi movements, Russian media and some network users actively pitched the story. Later, the police of Berlin refuted this information, and German Foreign Ministry condemned Russia for inoculating propaganda.
“It is something entirely new for Germany as it faced shocking Russian propaganda. Ukraine learned what it is a year and a half ago, when Russian media inoculated lies until people started to believe it. This is what Russian hybrid war is about”, Poroshenko said.
The Head of the state noted that in order to successfully withstand Russian propaganda, a Russian-language TV channel should emerge in Europe. That will let the audience know about various opinions and versions of events from various sources, not just from the Russian state-run media, the official said.
Most recently, French Canal+ showed a propagandist documentary about revolultionary events in Ukraine in 2014. The film directed by moviemaker Paula Moreira was obviously inspired and sponsored by the Kremlin. The Ukrainian Embassy in France demanded to remove from air the scandalous documentary.