2019 – Russia’s First Fake News about a Ukrainian Offensive

Glasnost Gone

As many of you will know, I’m regularly posting on Russia’s routine reports of impending Ukrainian offensives. 2018 saw a steady stream of them, with one reported virtually every month. Naturally, none ever took place and no credible evidence was ever presented to back up these far-fetched claims.

So, it’s no surprise that in Jan 2019, we have the first joke offensive claim. As seen before, first someone somewhere makes a false report, and then Russia’s paid propagandists like Graham Phillips and other Russian state and social media then busy themselves pushing the latest lie. In this case it’s the Kremlin’s stooges in the OSCE who have kicked off this years fakery.

Time and again routine Ukrainian military movement & training exercises are transformed and hyped up as proof of offensive preparations. This transformation is often accompanied by fake Ukrainian battle maps and long lists of military formations poised ready…

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