What Russians are being told about the war in Ukraine

The world has reacted with revulsion to stark images of Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine. But televisions in Moscow show a different story entirely, says Guardian’s Moscow correspondent Andrew RothThis episode was first published in our global news podcast, Today in Focus.When Russian state TV announced the invasion of Ukraine last week, it did not use the words “attack”, “invasion” or “war”. Instead it reported on a “special military operation” in the neighbouring country designed to liberate a nation that would welcome Russia’s forces to free it from fascism. Continue reading...

What Russians are being told about the war in Ukraine

The world has reacted with revulsion to stark images of Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine. But televisions in Moscow show a different story entirely, says Guardian’s Moscow correspondent Andrew Roth

This episode was first published in our global news podcast, Today in Focus.

When Russian state TV announced the invasion of Ukraine last week, it did not use the words “attack”, “invasion” or “war”. Instead it reported on a “special military operation” in the neighbouring country designed to liberate a nation that would welcome Russia’s forces to free it from fascism.

Continue reading...