In 2023 the Center for Countering Disinformation of Ukraine released an analytical research "Forceful deportation and kidnapping of Ukrainian children" which provided an analysis of the information space and identified hostile information influence campaigns regarding the deportation of Ukrainian children and/or attempts of discrediting Ukraine in this area. This research highlights Kremlin attempts to demonize Armed Forces of Ukraine, discredit Ukrainian government and justify making Ukrainian children a military trophy. Hiding under massive disinformation campaigns and absurd "rescue missions" Russian Federation agents have taken more than nineteen thousand children away from Ukraine since 18 February 2022 (as reported by the Regional Center for Human Rights in Ukraine). In this #StratComPodcast episode Tomass Pildegovičs sat down with Maryna Vorotyntseva, Adviser to the Head of the Center for Countering Disinformation under the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine to discuss findings of this research and get Ukrainian perspective on atrocities Russia has been relentlessly conducting on Ukraine's soil.
Discussed research available here: https://shorturl.at/djqJ3