|Pro-Ukrainian Odesites with plywood shields who thwarted Russia's plans to create an "Odesa People's Republic" in southern Ukraine. Photo: 2 May group|
Over nine years, the Russian public was pumped with the drug of hatred for Ukrainians. The primary syringe injecting this drug was who twisted facts about a tragedy that took place in May 2014 in the Ukrainian seaside city of Odesa, says truth-finder.
Russia’s full-blown invasion of Ukraine would have been impossible without a targeted propaganda campaign to dehumanize and demonize Ukrainians. This campaign of hatred, centered around Russia’s Big Lie of “Ukrainian Nazis,” has a crown jewel: the tragic events in Odesa on 2 May 2014, which Russian media exploited to fuel hatred in the Russian public and justify Russia’s war against Ukraine, writes Tetiana Herasymova, coordinator of the “2 May” group, reflecting on the ninth anniversary of the tragedy.