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Ukraine called on UN to react to Russian propaganda and fakes
16:54, 21 October 2017
Ukraine called on UN to react to Russian propaganda and fakes

The Russian power has significantly restricted the activity of independent media

16:54, 21 October 2017

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The Russian propaganda of state media and falsification of facts by the Kremlin has instigated hatred of Ukraine by Russians and intensifies the conflict. The international community must react to this threat, Secretary of the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the UN Oleh Nikolenko said in a meeting of the fourth committee of the UNGA, as Ukrinform reports.

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“We are deeply concerned over the massive campaign of propaganda and instigation of hatred to Ukraine and Ukrainians, operated by the Russian state media and public figures. It played an important part in instigating Russian aggression against Ukraine and conflict in Donbas,” Nikolenko noted.

He also emphasized that the Russian power has significantly restricted the activity of independent media, and intensified control over the state-owned ones, turning them into powerful tools of government propaganda spreading fake news.

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