FRAMING OF RUSSIAN FEDERATION’S AGGRESSION IN UKRAINE BY RUSSIAN MEDIA IN EARLY 2015

  • O Zaporozhets Institute of International Relations, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

Abstract

The article examines Russian propaganda over the armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine. The research is based on the news stories of Russian TV channel “Pervij Kanal” during January-March 2015. The key topics of news stories were as follows: shelling of residential areas in Donbas by Ukrainian troops; humanity of rebels and their military successes; belligerence and hypocrisy of Ukrainian government; the US influence on Ukrainian government; failed military draft in Ukraine; Russia’s humanitarian aid for residents of the Donbas region. Russian propaganda was intended to discredit Ukrainian authorities and undermine the legitimacy of their actions in Eastern Ukraine. For this purpose Russian media used a set of manipulative techniques that made possible to distort the reality and to mislead the public about the situation in Ukraine.


Author Biography

O Zaporozhets, Institute of International Relations, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
Ph.D. (Political Science), Associate Professor at the Department of International Information

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Published
2017-11-18