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Russian media campaign claims Bucha deaths are fakes

By Amanda Seitz and Arijeta Lajka | 6 April 2022

ASSOCIATED PRESS — As gruesome videos and photos of bodies emerge from the Kyiv suburb of Bucha, Kremlin-backed media are denouncing them as an elaborate hoax — a narrative that journalists in Ukraine have shown to be false.

Denouncing news as fake or spreading false reports to sow confusion and undermine its adversaries are tactics that Moscow has used for years and refined with the advent of social media in places like Syria.

In detailed broadcasts to millions of viewers, correspondents and hosts of Russian state TV channels said Tuesday that some photo and video evidence of the killings were fake while others showed that Ukrainians were responsible for the bloodshed.

“Among the first to appear were these Ukrainian shots, which show how a soulless body suddenly moves its hand,” a report Monday on Russia-1’s evening news broadcast declared. “And in the rearview mirror it is noticeable that the dead seem to be starting to rise even.” […]

4 Comments on Russian media campaign claims Bucha deaths are fakes

  1. There are rather simple, obvious questions one can ask about what allegedly happened at Bucha:

    Does it really make sense that the Russians, who already have a massive PR/image problem in the West, would slaughter civilians in Bucha, then abandon the city, leaving the bodies behind, laying around waiting to be discovered by Ukrainian forces?

    Also, I thought the Russians had mobile crematoria? — if so, why didn’t they use them to get rid of the bodies?

  2. “Denouncing news as fake or spreading false reports to sow confusion and undermine its adversaries are tactics that Moscow has used for years and refined with the advent of social media in places like Syria.”

    Except that Syria was my awakening and all the news I have gotten about Syria has come from trusted independent sources such as Eva K Bartlett.

    I chuckled when I saw the source (AP) but I guessed you were just seeking comment – and you didn’t get a *Like on this one.

    Here are a few more takes

    • Brian Berletic – The New Atlas – West Blames Russia for Using Missile Only Ukraine Has

    • The Daily Nationalist: Bucha Atrocity Propaganda – DN 040722
    • Sven Longshanks and Dr Matthew Raphael Johnson look at the alleged Bucha war crimes.

    https://www.radioalbion.com/2022/04/the-daily-nationalist-bucha-atrocity.html

    • Mike King’s take on Bucha on Real History Channel

    https://www.realhistorychan.com/anyt-04042022.html

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