Ukraine And PR

Yes Irene this conflict has a large element of public relations attached to it……my first question is how much is the PR campaign costing the US….oh my bad….Ukraine?

Since the beginning I have been one voice questioning the reporting and the ‘news’ coming out of Ukraine with the invasion of the forces of ‘Vlad the Invader’…..in a recent I stated my concerns…..

 
Now my concerns have legs….NATO commander who told the Washington Post, “They are really excellent in stratcom — media, info ops, and also psy-ops.” The Post ultimately conceded that “Western officials say that while they cannot independently verify much of the information that Kyiv puts out about the evolving battlefield situation, including casualty figures for both sides, it nonetheless represents highly effective stratcom.”
 
If the news cannot be verified then it is hearsay, something I have been saying since the start of this conflict.
 
Ukraine has an army of PR pitchmen, lobbyists and propagandists….

Since the Russian offensive inside Ukraine commenced on February 24, the Ukrainian military has cultivated the image of a plucky little army standing up to the Russian Goliath. To bolster the perception of Ukrainian military mettle, Kiev has churned out a steady stream of sophisticated propaganda aimed at stirring public and official support from Western countries.

The campaign includes language guides, key messages, and hundreds of propaganda posters, some of which contain fascist imagery and even praise Neo-Nazi leaders.

Behind Ukraine’s public relations effort is an army of foreign political strategists, Washington DC lobbyists, and a network of intelligence-linked media outlets.

Key to the propaganda effort is an international legion of public relations firms working directly with Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to wage information warfare.

According to the industry news site PRWeek, the initiative was launched by an anonymous figure who allegedly founded a Ukraine-based public relations firm.

“From the first hour of war, we decided to join the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to help them distribute the official sources to show the truth,” the nameless figure told PR Week. “This is a hybrid war: the mix of bloodily struggling fight with a huge disinformation and fake campaign lead by Russia [sic].”

According to the anonymous figure, more than 150 public relations firms have joined the propaganda blitz.

Ukraine’s Propaganda War: International PR Firms, DC Lobbyists and CIA Cutouts

This war has become a profit making industry…..makes the old saying “war is good business” all the more true.

Once again I urge my readers to look at this conflict without the veil of emotions…..for emotions make the deaths of hundreds more acceptable.

I refuse to make my observations on the shoulders of emotional reactions….I can separate my emotions from the situation.

Please do not accept what you are told….look beyond and find the real story.

Please do not believe for a moment that I am apologizing for Putin….if you do then you would be wrong.

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3 thoughts on “Ukraine And PR

  1. The BBC keeps banging on about Russian denials of atrocities and war crimes tribunals. I heard no mention of any war crimes trials for the actions of Ukrainian Azov militiamen in the Donbass region since 2014. There are always two sides to any story, and sometimes both sides are as bad as each other.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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