The propaganda of Russia's state media and the falsification of facts motivate Russians to hate Ukraine and exacerbate the conflict, which requires the reaction of the international community.
A corresponding statement was made by the First Secretary of the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations Oleg Nikolenko at a meeting of the Fourth Committee of the UN General Assembly.
"We are deeply concerned about the large-scale campaign of propaganda and incitement of hatred towards Ukraine and Ukrainians, which is carried out by Russian state media and public figures. This has played its role in fueling Russia's aggression against Ukraine and the conflict in the Donbas," he said.
Nikolenko continued, noting that Russia has limited the space of free media and turned them into an instrument of state propaganda.
“Such a hybrid war against Ukraine, involving state-controlled Russian media, is a direct threat to the values of the UN. The Committee and other UN bodies should react swiftly to such attempts to falsify news and use them as a tool to deepen regional conflicts,” he added.
Nikolenko further stated that information security is the main element in the national security system.
Earlier, the German newspaper Die Welt published an article about one of the latest Russian movies “The Crimea”. Authors of the article "Crimea: Tearful Melodrama on the annexation" noted that the film "Crimea" is a story that was molded according to Kremlin patterns and continuation of official propaganda, brought to the cinema halls.