How Russia is changing the ethnic balance in occupied territories of Ukraine – Watch new YouTube episode on propaganda
July 24, 2023

How Russia is changing the ethnic balance in occupied territories of Ukraine – Watch new YouTube episode on propaganda


With the beginning of the war against Ukraine in 2014 and the start of its new phase in 2022, Russia is deliberately changing the national composition of the occupied territories of Ukraine. A new video episode of the project “What propaganda is silent about”, published on YouTube, explains why this happened and in what ways it is similar to the actions of Nazi Germany.

Forced deportations of Ukrainian children to Russia and those unwilling to obtain Russian passports, and active settlement by Russians – this is how the Kremlin is deliberately changing the ethnic composition of the population in the supposedly “historically Russian” territories. Eighty years ago, a similar attempt to “replace” Ukrainians and other peoples on their lands was already made by Hitler as part of the Nazis’ Ost plan, the episode reminds.

The story is available in Russian with English subtitles.

The YouTube series ‘What the propaganda is silent about’ addresses Russian-speaking audiences with reliable information about the war, and combats Kremlin propaganda and myths, which are actively promoted in Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, and the wider EaP region.

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