War Under The Mask Of “Peace”: How a German-Language Initiative Promotes Russian Narratives About Ukraine

UkraineWorld has studied how the German-Language Facebook page and Telegram channel promote the Kremlin narratives about the war in Ukraine.

If an average Facebook user takes a look at the German-language public page Bürgerinitiative für Frieden in der Ukraine, they might think that it was created in support of Ukraine in its war with Russia. Both the page picture and cover photo use the colors of the Ukrainian flag. “We are a group of nine private individuals of different nationalities (Ukrainian, Russian, Chechen, Greek, and German) who are in contact with families and friends in both Ukraine and Russia. We take care of this page in our spare time and reflect our personal view of things through our contributions,” the page description reads.

However, a closer look at the content of the posts on the page shows that Bürgerinitiative für Frieden in der Ukraine almost exclusively spreads anti-Ukrainian, anti-Western, anti-NATO and pro-Kremlin narratives.

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