Weekly analysis of russian propaganda in the Kherson region (November 12-18, 2022) - 1st week after the liberation of Kherson

This is the first week (November 12-18, 2022) since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, when part of the Mykolaiv and Kherson regions and Kherson itself became free from the occupation authorities of the russian federation. russian propaganda has become cruel and aggressive towards Ukraine. 

russian mass media this week mainly published news discrediting the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Ukrainian government, and the Ukrainian people ("Zhduny", who were waiting for the appearance of the Ukrainian army in Kherson).   

The mass media concentrates on Ukraine's inability to bring order to Kherson's territory. They said that with the return of Ukraine to Kherson, the city is on the verge of a humanitarian crisis. The city has no electricity, water, communication, or heat. The Ukrainian authorities admit that communal services cannot start work now due to a lack of funding. But the russian mass media does not indicate the real reasons for this situation. Retreating, the russian army took the property of communal services, medical equipment,  and archives to the left bank of the Dnipro River in the Kherson region. They mined and disabled the critical infrastructure of the Kherson Region.

According to the russians, the Ukrainian Authorities cannot build productive relations with Western partners and the USA. In time, Ukraine will be denied support, and more and more respectable people believe in the victory of russia, not Ukraine.   

The Ukrainian military in the russian mass media is beasts and Nazis. Almost every fifth piece of news is about atrocities committed by the Ukrainian army in the liberated territories. Soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are accused of torture, persecution of the russian-speaking population, mining of territories, and shelling of the left bank of the Kherson region. They write that the Ukrainian army is committing genocide in the liberated territories, prohibiting entry and exit. Stories about people tortured and shot by the Armed Forces of Ukraine look like preparation of the audience for finds of mass graves, torture chambers, and various testimonies about crimes. The russian mass media tries to create an information space in which the russian soldier carries only the light, and the Ukrainian soldier is a Ukrainian Nazi who is capable of killing the civilian population. Accusations against the occupiers are presented as fakes. They are already mentioning Bucha (they used to say that the events in Bucha were staged; now they claim that all the crimes were committed by the Armed Forces of Ukraine), hinting that the situation may repeat itself in the Kherson Region.   

The occupying authorities, which are currently located on the left bank of the Kherson region, claim that the celebration and joy of the Kherson people at the arrival of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is all fake and staged. At the same time, they try to paint a picture of a peaceful life. Everything is going according to plan. People clean up in the city (Oleshki) under fire; saldo v. checks the work of medical institutions and claims they have everything under control and everything works.   

At the same time, the russians continue the evacuation. So to say,  the reason for it is the safety of people and the fear of flooding the left bank due to the alleged provocations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine at the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant.S It is known that the administration left Nova Kakhovka, everything that could be taken was taken from the city, critical infrastructure is being mined, and there is no Internet in the city. Before the occupiers departed from Kherson, there were very similar actions there. 

Interesting events are taking place with the representatives of the occupying authorities. The first is the death of stremousov k. The second is the disappearance of the deputy governor of the Kherson region k. gubareva. Later, it became known that she was detained for an economic crime. Who's next?  

Stremousov's place was taken by oleksandr malkevich, general director of the St. Petersburg TV channel, a member of the Russian Chamber of Citizens and a close friend of businessman yevgeny prigozhin. It should be noted that v. putin signed a decree on the procedure for coordination with the federal authorities on the issue of public authority in the Kherson region.

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