The information component of the modern Russian-Ukrainian war: an attempt of complex interdisciplinary analysis.

  • Yaroslav Potapenko
Keywords: information war, the Russo-Ukrainian war, Kremlin propaganda, «the Mediafronte», foreign media

Abstract

The article analyzes the specifi c features of information war as an element of hybrid war waged by the Russian-terrorist invaders on the territory of Ukraine. The author convincingly proves that currently the Kremlin’s strategy is not only militaristic, but also information-sychological factors: the massive disinformation about the situation in the Donbas and in the Ukraine in general; increasing gloom, panic, stress, «apocalyptic» premonitions in the Ukrainian information space, undermining confi dence in the government; provoking an «insurmountable» confl ict in domestic politics; the discredit of Ukraine as an adequate partner in the international arena; discharge of disregard for the idea of Ukrainian statehood in an environment of their own citizens. The conclusion about necessity of creation of high-quality Ukrainian cultural-informational products, production ukraincentrical discourse for the media, the need for active capacity building of the Ukrainian information resistance and the promotion of the country in the international arena.

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Published
2017-09-02
How to Cite
Potapenko, Y. (2017). The information component of the modern Russian-Ukrainian war: an attempt of complex interdisciplinary analysis. Scientific Notes on Ukrainian History, (37), 130-144. Retrieved from https://snouh.com/index.php/journal/article/view/165
Section
PART І. HISTORY OF UKRAINE