Weekly analysis of russian propaganda in the Kherson region (October 1-7, 2022)

This week was unpredictable for the Russian army in the Kherson direction. The Ukrainian army's successes influenced the information space of the russian mass media. 

Most of the news is about the successes of the russian army. The mass media try to show as much as possible the strength, endurance, and professionalism of the russian army. In the news, successful and accurate repulses of attacks and offensives of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are described. They show a video with defeated equipment, every day, they give large numbers of losses of the Ukrainian army.

Ukrainian soldiers continue to be accused of terrorizing the population with rocket attacks. Now, these accusations are becoming more aggressive. The soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are accused of marauding, attacking civilian objects, and shooting civilians. russians accused Ukrainian soldiers of the crimes that they committed themselves in the territories occupied by them in the Kyiv, Sumy, and Kharkiv regions. This has already been proven by the Ukrainian side. These accusations appeared after the Armed Forces of Ukraine liberated the settlements.

The topic of mobilization continues to be covered in a positive light. russian publics write that being mobilized is an act of a real man, which he should be proud of. 

They also wrote about how the "integration" of life in the new territories with russian laws began after the referendum. The Ministry of Digital Development and Mass Communication begins to work, investigative bodies are created, and all pharmacies will be subject to licensing in accordance with the provisions of the Ministry of Health of the russian federation.

At the beginning of the week, the Authorities of Ukraine were accused of being in euphoria, not counting human losses, and refusing to negotiate with v. putin. 

Already at the end of the week, the russian mass media aggressively accused the "Zelenskyy regime" of brutal orders to shoot and torture civilians in the liberated territories of the Kherson region or of shelling a bus with civilians. They begin to say that they will not negotiate with Zelenskyy (Ukrainian terrorists). 

The russian mass media began to ridicule the optimism and inadequacy of one of the main collaborators, kirill stremousov. It may indicate a certain split in the leadership of the Kherson region. Now volodymyr saldo hold the leading role. He actively comments on events and appears on russian television.

Distribution of news by categories

v. putin's statements, which, according to russia, reflect the attitude of the russian government towards Ukraine and the influence of Western partners on Ukraine: 

"🔹 There would be no conflict with Ukraine if Ukraine and the West did not offer to break history; 

🔹 In Ukraine, they dignified the revival of neo-Nazism and glorified Hitler; 

🔹 The West tries to use everything it can against Russia, including neo-Nazism in Ukraine; 

🔹 The Russian Federation respects the Ukrainian people and language and has never allowed what Kyiv allows for the Russian language; 

🔹The development plan of new territories of the Russian Federation must be comprehensive, including the development of infrastructure and the educational process."

Channel:  Yuznyi Region/Nonorossia