Russia and Ukraine are not fraternal nations. Oksana Zabuzhko about the Russian substitution of concepts
Well-known poet and writer Oksana Zabuzhko has devoted a significant part of her career to studying information war. Ukrainian Cassandra has repeatedly warned the world and her nation about the Russian threat, and she sounds an alarm now.
In her latest Facebook posts, Zabuzhko made an important warning. Under the pressure of global condemnation, Russia is trying to cover up its crime against the Ukrainian people, get rid of the murderer’s stigma, and share the role of the victim with Ukraine. That is already happening in the information space, and that is what Russia will try ‘to sell’ to Western journalists.
“If you see something like this, COMPLAIN immediately! Write that it is the DEPRECIATION (a word to which Europeans respond well!) of Ukrainian lives destroyed by the Russian Federation, that it is an assaulting imperialistic approach, say that Ukrainian Lives Matter, and in general, on every occasion emphasize who is the torturer and who is the victim.”
We suggest that all journalists should refrain from spreading the tale of fraternal peoples. Throughout its history, Ukraine has been struggling with Russia’s imperial appetites. The kinship of Russia and Ukraine is Russian speculation, a fake necessary for justification of the constant barbaric encroachments of the Russians on Ukrainian cultural and historical heritage.
We also urge you not to sympathize with the enemy. While Russians are silently watching the genocide of Ukrainian people committed by the Putin regime, they are indulging their government and therefore supporting such policy.