Preposterous propagandistic Kremlin’s samples compromising Ukrainian politicians make part of its pretty reasonable information-propagandistic strategy.
More than for half a year from the day of the Lavrov’s visit to Qatar Kremlin has been seeking to prepare the ground for restoring relations with the West. Meanwhile it hasn’t given up its attempts to malign Ukraine by convincing the Western democracies in the close ties existing between Ukrainian security agencies and ISIS.
Although Turkey has fallen in disfavor of Kremlin propaganda agents for a certain stretch of time (after the day Turkish Air Forces shot Russian bomber SU-24) the main axis of the Russian media slander criticism remain Ukraine. Within this topic Russian propaganda machine is incessantly generating more and more fabulous ideas.
For instance let us recall the “Chechen war veteran” whom appeared to be Ukrainian Prime-Minister Arsenii Iatseniuk and “Anti-aircraft weapon systems vendor to ISIS” who is according to Kremlin propaganda agents’ distorted perception is Ukrainian Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov. The following victim –member of the top brass – targeted by the Russian propaganda machine is the Head of the Foreign Intelligence Service Victor Hvozd. He was called “the major arms supplier for ISIS”. This fake promulgated by the Russian special services within mass media with the view of further spin-off of the topic “Ukraine is involved in arms procurement for the terrorists”.
Considering that current Head of the FSS (unlike the previous one Nikolai Malomuzh who had emerged almost on each Ukrainian TV channel in the capacity of an expert) is far from being a public figure, this target was not picked randomly. Apparently count on the primary Ukrainian intelligence officer refraining from giving any comments regarding at least the absurdity of such charges.
Though we may suppose that it’s only beginning of the large-scale information warfare against Ukraine therefore we should be ready that other governmental bodies would be soon subjected to such attacks. They will be aimed at relating Ukrainian security agents with ISIS. Kremlin needs to compromise Ukrainian security bodies in the opinions of both international community and Ukrainian people in order to decrease the level of international confidence towards Ukraine and exploit this advantage to undermine social-political situation in Ukraine.
It will be a very easy task to carry out within national territory as an average Russian citizen has being exposed for a long time to refined Kremlin’s propaganda cram full of delirious facts about Ukrainian punishers and highly moral Russian troops, about “liberation” of the Russian-speaking people of Ukraine etc.
What may be the ultimate goal of informational and psychological operations? It’s absolutely obvious that Russia aspires to swap places with Ukraine e.g. impose it an image of the political outcast and would do whatever it takes to make it look for the international community as a supporter of terrorism. Putin’s propaganda agents realize that while repeating even the most delusive lie for multiple times media product customers would end up with believing it given that Kremlin has engaged such a powerful resource as “Gasprom-media”.
In terms of Ukraine Kremlin’s behavior is extremely cynic taking into account that Russian propaganda imputes it non-existent relations with ISIS while itself supporting terrorists in the East of Ukraine. So in fact within the framework of its national policy Russia not only supports terrorism but it guides and manages it.
In addition Russia makes even more cynic use of Syrian conflict to denounce Ukraine. Recently Russian special services have submitted information in the mass media about alleged defense sales of the man-portable air defense system and heavy weapon (“Pechora”) to the ISIS guerillas. Presumably this air defense system was redeployed from the Asad controlled territory on that of ISIS in order to later shot down an American or French aircraft and consequently blame Ukraine of selling weapons and supporting terrorism.
It’s clear that Russian propaganda machine conceals Kremlin’s true goals. Due to this reason the main objective of the international community should be countering terrorism supported and financed by Russia. It is inadmissible to forget that Russia is the principal terrorist exporter in the world.