“Russians who get their fact from the state media live in an alternate actuality,” Madeline Roache says.
General, Roache informed CNN, on state-run TV, “the Russian military is portrayed as triumphant — as not sustaining any losses, any casualties, and is definitely not committing any atrocities. In the meantime, based on the state media, it is the Ukrainian military committing atrocities, killing civilians, sustaining heavy losses and dropping territory to the Russian forces.”
This remark of Roache’s stood out to me probably the most: “Russians would have each motive to really feel proud primarily based on what they’re seeing on the state TV.”
Daniel Dale’s evaluation
Jake Tapper stated it finest on Monday: Russia is partaking in a “fierce propaganda warfare to justify its unprovoked, brutal invasion and to attempt to cowl up the rising variety of atrocities and massacres being dedicated in opposition to Ukrainian civilians.”
“They wish to imagine that their nation is sweet”
Sean Penn says he considered becoming a member of combat in opposition to Russia
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