“Coronavirus is an instrument of the West”: a roundup of anti-Western messages in April and May

Internews Ukraine and UkraineWorld.org are continuing to publish a regular roundup of anti-Western messages in Ukraine aimed at undermining trust in democracy and in Ukraine’s integration with the EU and NATO. We publish regular weekly and monthly reports, and also provide alerts covering specific narratives when they appear.

Over the period of 1 April to 15 May, the following anti-Western narratives were the most prolific in Ukraine’s information sphere:

– the West is behind the coronavirus pandemic and is using it for its own gain;

– the West is trying to rob Ukraine during the pandemic and turn it into a colony;

– the coronavirus is being used against Russia and its church.

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