Today Russia's actions regarding the residents of Crimea and Donbas are comparable to attempts of physical elimination of the Ukrainians and the Crimean Tatars during the Holodomor and deportations.
Canada's Ambassador to Ukraine Roman Vashchuk said that modern Russia rewrites history, trying to erase the names of millions of people who have suffered from the totalitarian regime.
“What comes from Russia today are lies, brainwashing, pouring mud, intimidation, attempts to rewrite the history and erase millions of people from it. This is a big lie tactics of the today's Russia leadership. The experience of the 30s, when Moscow manipulated the world, can be observed today as well,” the Ambassador of Canada in Ukraine Roman Vashchuk said.
According to him, the Kremlin very often lies about the events in Ukraine, especially in the international arena.
However, the active Western community is doing a lot for the whole world to know the truth about the Russian aggression against Ukraine, fueling the war in Donbas and the annexation of Crimea.
“I think that a lot has been done. It is important to stick to the facts, because the lie can not be overcome in some other way. It is necessary to show the reality in the way for the others to understand it, so that people from other continents and cultural spheres could get acquainted with the reality of Ukraine and spread the truth among those who share their language and mentality. And all this must be expressed in the words that can describe what is really going on here. It is also necessary to share information in the media and social networks, for the people in other countries to perceive, understand and asses it,” advised the Canadian Ambassador to Ukraine.
He believes that Ukraine effectively fights with Russian lies, which has information agents all around the world who employ targeted propaganda against the policy of Ukraine.
“Yes, that's right. But, as we know, lies have short legs. If you look at the polls, say, in Germany, still fewer people believe the Russian version, and most stick to the facts and realities presented by Ukraine,” Roman Vashchuk said.