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Why we are doing this …

The persons who contribute to this Initiative are a rather heterogenic bunch. Some are Ukrainian citizens; some have a Ukrainian lineage or are individuals who simply have come to love the country`s culture and people. Taken as a group, our protagonists genetically combine Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, German, Jewish, Austrian, Hungarian, Italian and French heritage. And as much as we do not belong to one and the same region of the country, we do not adhere to one and the same political orientation or religious denomination. This being said, even though we do our best to be impartial, we are nonetheless led by our belief that Ukraine deserves a better deal in Europe and the world. We believe that an important reason why Ukraine is still treated like a little-loved step-sister by Europe`s other children is that there is an ongoing, admirably efficient propaganda campaign of very creative lies and slander by Moscow`s government against Ukraine. The impressive investment of effort and resources by the Putin government to disinform the world about Ukraine is being waged in and against the member states of the European Union, but also the USA. For obvious reasons, it is “The West” that is the target audience of this disinformation war, the purpose being to weaken the resolve of the EU and USA in maintaining sanctions against the Russian Federation by portraying Ukraine as a somehow proto-fascist dictatorship and its citizens as either Nazis or simply agents of the CIA. The latter is an argument that is used preferentially when targeting EU-decision makers, building on the dormant mistrust between the EU and the US and the assumption that a failure of Brussels would be appreciated by Washington. more…

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